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STUDENT’S

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Table of Contents

1. GENERAL DATA .................................................................................................................... 3

2. GETTING HERE ...................................................................................................................... 5

3. HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM .......................................................................................... 9

4. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND VISA....................................................................... 13

5. ROMANIAN UNIVERSITIES .............................................................................................. 20

6. ROMANIAN EMBASSIES.................................................................................................... 65

7. ROMANIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTES............................................................................. 76

8. DISCOVERING ROMANIA ................................................................................................. 79

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1. GENERAL DATA

Romania lies in the Central-South-Eastern part of the European continent. Having a


surface of approximately 238,000 sq km and a population of 21,5 million inhabitants, it is one
of the medium-sized countries of Europe and the 7th country from UE. Romania neighbours
are Moldavia, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and coasts the Black Sea.

Romania, a semi-presidential republic, with a bicameral Parliament, joined the


European Union in 2007.

The geographical position and the historical evolution of this territory imposed it as an
archetype of mixtures between cultures relatively differentiated: Western-European, East-
European and Balkan. This historical reality was materialised into a special type of general
behaviour that manifests itself through tolerance, hospitality and easiness of communication
for the people that live here.

The peculiarities of the physical space come from the relatively circular disposition
and from the roughly equal proportion of each major form of relief: mountains, hills and
plains cover each 1/3 of the surface. To these we can add the presence of the navigable
Danube river, which ensures the direct link with the Northern Sea through the Rhine-Danube
canal. The Danube Delta is one of the natural reserves under international protection due to its
unique flora and fauna, among the richest in Europe. One of Romania's specifics consists in
the fact that it is crossed by the 45 North Parallel and the 25 East Meridian, these being the
mathematical co-ordinates marking the halfway between the Equator and the North Pole and
between the Atlantic Coast of the Iberian Peninsula and the Eastern border of the continent,
the Ural Mountains, respectively. Romania is 2 hours ahead of GMT.

The average annual temperatures swing between 22-24 Celsius degrees during
summer and between -3 and -5 Celsius degrees in winter. While the average annual
temperatures are about 11 Celsius degrees in southern part of Romania, in north are about 8
Celsius degrees, variations explainable caused by the distribution in latitude and altitude of
the relief.

The Romanians have an old and rich history. The ancient name of this territory is
Dacia. It was inhabited by Getic and Dacian populations. After the wars against Rome,
between 101-102 and 105-106, Dacia became a Roman province providing the basis for the
formation of both the Romanian people and language.

During the Middle Ages, the Romanians lived in three provinces, namely Wallachia,
Moldavia and Transylvania. These got united during the 19th and 20th c., forming modern
Romania.

The population is formed in its biggest proportion by Romanians, who represent 90%
of the total number of inhabitants, to which Hungarians (around 7%), Gypsies, Germans,
Ukrainians, Turks, Tartars etc. can be added.

Out of the total number of population, 55% live in towns and the rest of 45% live in
rural areas.

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The capital of the country is the city of Bucharest, founded in 1459, which has now a
population of over 2 million inhabitants. Here it is concentrated approximately 15% of the
national industrial capacity, over 50% of the direct foreign investments, over 30% of the
higher education institutions and over 50% of the Romanian students. After the first World
War, Bucharest became one of the most beautiful european capitals. The city named as well
the ―Little Paris‖ had a glamorous social and cultural life, a special atmosphere and a well
mixed architectural styles. Its natural harmony was brutally interrupted by the establishment
of communist regime (1945-1989). The city became the subject of a devastating social and
urban experiment. Hundreds of thousands of people were brought in Bucharest along with
forced industrialization of the city. Not related by anything to the city, the new inhabitants
were located in the dormitory-blocks and formed the workers satellite districts of Bucharest.
During the years of Ceausescu regime a surface area equal to Venice was demolish, to make
way to the House of People – designed to become the headquarter of Romanian communists
leaders. Dozens of churches, as well as other monuments of exceptional historical and
architectural value, have fallen victims of bulldozers: Sf. Vineri, Mânăstirea Văcărești, Enei
church, etc.

Today the city is a mix of old and new, traditional and modern, Eastern and Western,
which gives the first appearance of an eclectic metropolis, giving it on the other hand
originality and charm. Nowadays, the House of People became the Romanian Parliament and
because of its surface – 360.000 square meters – it is the second building from entire world
(after the Pentagon). The most visited monument in Bucharest, with three other world records
approved by World Records Academy: Romanian Parliament is the largest administrative
building, the most massive and the most expensive!

Other big cities, having more than 300,000 inhabitants, are the regional centres, as
well as universitary cities: Iasi, Cluj, Timisoara, Craiova, Brasov and Constanta.

The economy of Romania was dominated by the big industry, especially between
1979-1990, covering almost all the industrial branches: from those linked to oil extraction, up
to those representing fine mechanics. After a period of profound restructuring, Romanian
industry probates recovery, especially in the high-tech domains (automatics, electronics and
computer industry). The beneficiary of the industrial restructuring has been the tertiary sector,
which has shown a spectacular evolution, mainly in the financing-banking,
telecommunications and trade domains. Romanian GDP was 6200 Euro/capita (2008)
Romania has economic and cultural relations with over 150 countries around the world.

The official language of the state is Romanian, belonging to the Romance family of
languages; within the local public administration, where the percentage of inhabitants
belonging to another ethnic populations is over 20%, their language can also be used.

The national currency is the Leu.

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2. GETTING HERE

By air

Regular and charter flights of Romanian air carriers (notably TAROM, the national
airline) and the foreign airlines with offices in the country connect Romania and the world‘s
major airports.
Some of the Romania‘s international airports are: Bucharest – „Henri Coandă” –
former Otopeni Airport and „Aurel Vlaicu” – former Băneasa Airport; Constanţa – „Mihail
Kogălniceanu”; Cluj-Napoca – „Traian Vuia”; Timişoara – „Traian Vuia”; the International
Airports of Arad, Bacău, Iaşi, Oradea, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Târgu Mureş.

The two major international airports in Bucharest:


 HENRI COANDĂ INTERNATIONAL AIROPORT – is located 16 km north of the
Bucharest City Centre, being linked to all the major European hubs. Currently, the
airport has one terminal divided into three halls (sometimes referred as distinct
terminals) (International Departures Hall, International Arrivals Hall land the
Domestic Flights Hall- at the ground level of the Arrivals Hall).
 AUREL VLAICU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – is located in Băneasa district, at 8
km north of the Bucharest City Centre, with exit to the same road as the Henry Coandă
Airport.

By rail

International Express trains connect the main central European capitals with
Bucharest, the Black Sea coast and other important cities. Romania is a member of the
International Railway Tariff System RIT and Inter Rail.

Bucharest is the major hub of CFR (Căile Ferate Române), Romania‘s national rail
carrier. The main central station is Gara de Nord (North Station), which serves Bucharest with
connections to every part of Romania as well as international connections with Vienna,
Prague, Budapest, Sofia, Belgrade, Chişinau etc.

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Rail roads in Romania Main roads in Romania

By car

The principal access routes to Romania are: Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest-Petea E 81;
Vienna, Prague, Budapest-Borş E 60 or Nădlac E 64 or Varsaud E 671; Trieste, Belgrade-
Moraviţa E 70 or Porţile de Fier E 70; Athens, Tirana, Sofia-Giurgiu E 85; Istanbul, Sofia-
Vama Veche E 87; Moscow, Kiev, Chernovitz-Siret E 85.

All roads are marked in accordance with international regulations. Driving is on the
right side of the road and overtaking on the left. If you come to Romania by car, bring your
driving licence, car papers and green card.

Accommodation

The student hostels in the Romanian cities are in decent condition and are the most
affordable. There are double and multiple-bedded rooms, communal bathrooms and kitchens
as well as other basic facilities. Nevertheless, the foreign students must take into account the
fact that Romanian students are given priority and it is quite difficult for new arrivals to get
hostel accommodation.

Besides, although most of the Romanian universities have student hostels, many
students prefer to stay in their own apartments. As a student, you can rent a room in a shared
apartment, allowing yourself to become familiar with the environment.

Public transportation

 Subway
Bucharest is the only Romanian city which enjoys the benefits of the subway
(www.metrorex.ro).
There are four underground lines crossing the city: from north to south (M2-blue);
from east to west (M3-red); a circular route (M1-yellow), and an exclusively northern route
(M4-green). The stations are clean and well marked, and each has a unique design. You can
buy a magnetic metro card for either 2 rides or 10 rides. Subways operate from 5am until
11pm. Check the underground map for routes and stops.

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Bucharest subway map

 Buses, trolley buses and trams


Buses, trolley buses and trams run throughout the entire city of Bucharest and they can
also be found throughout the other major cities of Romania, from dawn to 11pm.
Tickets and magnetic cards can be purchased from yellow painted kiosks with the logo
RAT located near the intersections of the main streets or in bus stations. The kiosks cannot be
found in every bus station, so buy 2 or 3 to be safe. When you get on the bus, validate the
ticket. As for the schedules, you can check www.ratb.ro.

 Taxis
Taxis are usually picked up on street corners where the cabbies hang out, rather than
hailed on the street. Try to use only licensed metered taxis that have a lighted sign on top, and
their name, number and rate on the car door.
Maxitaxis are shared taxi minibuses; they run along the main thoroughfares in
Bucharest and supplement the bus services.

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Student health care

All foreign students who come to study in Romania have the same rights as the
Romanian students as far as the medical insurance is concerned, which means that all students
under the age of 26 who are not employed have the right to medical insurance, automatically.

In order to benefit from university medical services, one has to have a valid student
card for the current year.

In cases of illness, students can go for a checkup to a doctor provided by his college.
When it comes to giving out medication, most university clinics can only provide some
emergency drugs.

Universities do not provide specialist care. If students need such care, they must
receive a reference from a university doctor.

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3. HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM

History of education
The first institutes of higher education that functioned on the territory of Romania
were Academia Vasiliana (1640), founded by prince Vasile Lupu in Iaşi as a "higher school
for Latin and Slavonic languages" and the Academy of Bucharest, opened at the end of the
17th c. by the prince Constantin Brâncoveanu.
The bases for higher education in Romanian language where laid down in the 19th c.:
courses for topometric engineers organised in 1814 by Gheorghe Asachi in Moldavia and by
Gheorghe Lazăr in Wallachia in 1818. In 1835 the Academia Mihăileana was set up in Iaşi
and in 1852 in Bucharest the School of Agriculture was opened, the forerunner of today's
Agronomic Institute. In 1857, the National School for Medicine and Surgery was set up in
Bucharest and in 1864 the National School for Bridges, Highways, Mining and Architecture
was opened to become later the nucleus of the Politechnical School in Bucharest. It was also
in 1864 that the foundations of the fine arts higher education where laid down.
The first Romanian universities were established by Prince Al.I.Cuza - the University
of Iaşi (1860) and the Bucharest University (1864) - under whose rule was issued the first
Public Education Law (1864), which regulated the whole system of school education from
primary to university education. At the end of the 19th c., following a dramatic development
of the educational system, different fields of education were regulated by separate pieces of
legislation: the Law of Primary Education (1893), the Law of Secondary and Higher
Education (1898), the Law of Vocational Education (1899).
In Transylvania, in 1872, the Cluj-Napoca University was set up and in Bucovina, the
University of Cernăuţi (1875). After 1918, the Romanian system of education was unitarily
regulated by the new laws of organisation of education issued in 1924-1928.
Between the two World Wars the network of higher education institutions was
strongly developed.
In 1948, after the onset of the Communist rule, education was organised by the State
as a unitary highly centralised structure. Completely separated from the Church, education
was accessible to all children. However, due to a structural imbalance, and a chronic lack of
material resources, an effect of the economic crisis, the growth of the higher education was
inhibited, both in point of technical and material resources - chronically outdated and
insufficient - and in point of number of students.
After the overthrow of the Communist rule in 1989, a major reform was initiated by
the higher education institutions themselves. Under the reform programme, the number of
students enrolled in the various study programmes available in Romania has been on a
constant increase.

Legislative frame
In Romania, education is considered to be a national priority, the entire educational
system being protected by the Constitution and by organic and specialised laws, governmental
decisions and orders of the Minister of Education, Research, Youth and Sports.
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The National Education Law sets the legislative frame for the national educational
system in Romania:
„The citizens of Romania, as well as those of the member states of the EU, of the
European Economic Space and of the Swiss Confederation have equal rights of access to the
education and the professional instruction of the national education system, regardless of rase,
nationality, ethny, language, religion, social category, personal convictions, sex, sexual
orientation, age, handicap, non-contagious chronical disease, HIV infection, and any other
criteria.
The citizens from other states than those mentioned above, as well as the stateless,
have access to the education and the professional instruction of the national education system
of Romania according to the present law.‖

Structure of universities
The national educational system includes both public and private higher education
institutions and it is organised on levels, ensuring the coherence and continuity of instruction,
taking into consideration the age and individual peculiarities.
In Romania, at the present, there are:
• 56 state accredited higher education institutions (49 civilian state higher education
institutions and 7 military universities),
• 26 private accredited higher education institutions,
• 6 post university academic schools

The university level


The three cycles of higher education are:
a) Undergraduate studies, with a length that varies according to the field :
• 6 semesters (3 years) for sciences, humanities, economic and social sciences, political
sciences.
• 8 semesters (4 years) for engineering, technique.

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• 12 semesters (6 years) for general medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine and
architecture.

b) Master studies: 1,5-2 years, for university graduates;


c) Ph. D. studies: 3-4 years.

The post-university studies


The post-university programs offered by the Romanian educational system are:
a) Post-Ph.D. programs, with a minimum length of 1 year;
b) Specialisation studies, with a length of 2 or more semesters;
c) Lifelong learning programs.

Organization
The undergraduate and the master studies can be organized as:
a) daily classes;
b) evening classes;
c) reduced frequency education;
d) long distance education.
The Ph.D studies can be organized as:
a) daily classes;
b) reduced frequency education.
The medical studies programs can only be organized as daily classes.

The Romanian study programs organize the specific activities of teaching, learning,
practical applications and examination in accordance with the European Credit Transfer
System (ECTS):

 The undergraduate studies correspond to a number of at least 180 and at most 240
transferable study credits, which means that a year of study corresponds to a number
of 60 credits.

 The master studies correspond, usually, to a number of credits between 90 and 120, a
master semester corresponding to a number of 30 study credits.
The total length of the 1st cycle (undergraduate studies) and 2nd cycle (master
studies) has to correspond to at least 300 transferable study credits.

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 The post-university specialisation studies correspond to a minimum length of 2
semesters and a minimum number of 60 credits.

 The lifelong learning programs can also be organized according to ECTS.

 The undergraduate medical studies programs correspond to a number of 60


transferable study credits/year, while the master programs in medical studies
correspond to a number credits between 60 and 120, and the Ph.D. in medical studies
corresponds to a total of 60 study credits.

Types of diplomas
The qualifications from the higher education system are: diplomas, certificates,
degrees and other official state documents, with special regime, that confirm the higher
education program graduated and the professional titles.
Diplomã de licenţã - University diploma equivalent degree.
Diplomã de master - Master Diploma.
Diplomã de doctor - Doctoral Diploma (Ph.D.). This is the highest academic degree
awarded in all domains after 3-4 years of study and original research. It follows the first
academic degree (or master's degree) and requires the passing of examinations and the
submission of an original thesis. The holder of a doctoral diploma is granted the Ph.D. title in
the respective field of science or arts.

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4. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND VISA

Admission requirements for EU students


The citizens from EU countries candidate for admission in the Romanian educational
system under the same conditions as the Romanian citizens and they are subject to the same
tuition fees as the Romanian students.
The recognition of the studies they have made in their home countries is assured by
the National Center of Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas (CNRED) of the Ministry of
Education, Research, Youth and Sports, according to the law.
The citizens from EU countries who wish to study in the Romanian educational
institutions must:
a) have the documents proving the citizenship of the respective state;
b) have the necessary qualification, attested by educational documents;
c) the necessary educational documents for EU students, when applying in Romania;
a) Bacalaureate diploma or equivalent, for the admission to undergraduate studies;
b) University diploma or equivalent, for the admission to master studies;
c) Master diploma or equivalent, for the admission to Ph.D. programs.
The methodology of the admission is set by the Romanian educational institutions.
The admission examination can be organized in the Romanian language, in a national
minority language or in a widespread international language, according to the language in
which the certain educational program is accredited to function.
When applying for an educational program in the Romanian language, the foreign
citizens have the obligation to present a Romanian language certificate. The same condition is
also imposed in case of student transfer.
A candidate declared admitted can benefit from budget financing only once for each of
the three cycles of higher education.

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Admission requirements for non-EU students
The citizens from non-EU countries who wish to study in the Romanian educational
institutions must:
a) have the documents proving the citizenship of the respective state;
b) have the necessary qualification, attested by educational documents;
c) have the pre-approval of the educational institution where they wish to study;
d) choose an educational institution which is part of the national educational system;
Non-EU citizens willing to study in Romania have to apply to the chosen Romanian
university, in order to receive the pre-enrollment. The Letter of Acceptance will then be
issued by the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports.
The application forms are available at the International Students Department of the
Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports or at the Romanian universities, at the
Romanian Embassies abroad, or it can be downloaded directly from the site of the Ministry of
Education, Research, Youth and Sports.
The application papers, only in copy, have to be mailed to the chosen university in
order to receive the approval statement. The official documents have to be submitted
personally, in original, when applying in Romania.
Before coming to Romania, the international students should have their documents
endorsed within the Romanian embassies in their own countries; then, they should obtain a
valid visa for studying in Romania.
The citizens from non-EU countries can be registered for studies in Romania without
entry examination, by supplementing the enrolment figure approved for Romanian citizens.
The staff of foreign official representatives – ambassades, consular offices, economic
agencies, international organisations and organisms – and their family members can be
accepted in the Romanian higher educational system, under the same regime of tuition fees as
the Romanian citizens. The official quality of these candidats has to be confirmed by the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Admission to higher education institutions is based on the selection of application
files.
In order to apply to study architecture, arts and sports, international students are
required to present their portfolio and to pass the specific aptitude tests.
In order to apply for the Ph.D studies, international students are also required to pass
the entry examination.
International students have to prove good knowledge of the teaching language
(Romanian, English, French or German).
Usually, the international students learn Romanian during a preparatory year. The
candidates who speak Romanian can skip the preparatory year after having passed a test of
Romanian language. The candidates who can formally prove that they have studied in

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Romanian for at least four years consecutively, do not need to pass the Romanian language
test nor to attend the preparatory year.
Foreign students, who have begun to study in their home country or in another
country, can finish their studies in Romania. This possibility depends on each individual case,
after the recognition and equivalence of diplomas by the roumanian universities where they
wish to study.

The following application papers are required:


1. Application form (filled in 2 copies) ;
2. Certified copy of the Baccalaureate Diploma or equivalent - for undergraduate
studies;
3. Certified copy of the graduation certificate - for postgraduate applicants or PhD;
4. Academic record translated into Romanian, English, French or German;
5. Language certificate (for the teaching language);
6. Certified copy of the Birth Certificate;
7. Certified copy of the passport;
8. Medical certificate.

These documents have to be accompanied by legalized translations in a language of


international circulation (by case), certified for authentication by the Embassy of Romania
from the issuer country or with Apostille of Hague (for EU citizens).
Before coming to Romania, the non-EU citizens should obtain a valid visa for study in
Romania from the Romanian embassies in their own countries.

Deadline
The application files must be sent to Romania before the 31st of August, with the
exception of the cases when the universities establish a different deadline, on the basis of their
autonomy.

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Conditions of obtaining a scholarship
The citizens of non-EU countries can be enrolled in Romania on their own expense,
paying the tuition fees or by obtaining scholarships offered by the Romanian state.
Romanian state scholarships are awarded only to foreign citizens of non-EU countries
who study in Romanian state educational institutions, as it follows:
a) On reciprocity basis, in accordance with international cultural cooperation documents;
b) According to the external interests of Romania, a number of annual scholarships are
granted:
- through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, especially in favour of young people coming
from countries with which Romania has not perfected international cultural cooperation
documents;
- through the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Trade and Business
Environment, in order to promote economic and commercial cooperation actions;
- through the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports, for foreign citizens
with good results obtained during their studies in Romania.
The amount and the value of scholarships granted to citizens of other countries is
determined by Government decision.
The scholars from non-EU countries benefit from free educational process, free
accommodation in student hostels, according to the availabilities, including during the holiday
period in which they remain in Romania, and from a monthly scholarship in the quantum
established by Government decision.
The payment of scholarships is realized as follows:
a) the scholarship is awarded in RON, in the quantum set by government decision;
b) scholars, citizens of non-EU countries, benefit from scholarships only during their
studies, the entire academic year;
c) scholarships are also awarded during the Romanian language preparatory year.
Scholarships are suspended in case of failure of a year of study, the violation of the
Romanian legislation or rules of conduct established by the University Charter which brings
about expulsion.
Scholarships are still awarded for 30 days after the completion of doctoral or post-
university studies with duration of at least one year.

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Minimal Tuition fees

According to the Government Decree no. 22 of 29.08.2009, ratified by Law no.


1/06.01.2010, the minimum quantum of tuition fees, in currency, for the foreign citizens who
study in Romania on their own expenses and who are citizens of countries that are not
members of the European Union, or citizens of countries that are not part of the European
Economic Space nor of the Swiss Confederation, starting with the year of study 2009-2010, is
the one mentioned below.

The Senates of the universities can decide the final value of these tuition fees,
according to the law.

A. Daily classes education


1. Superior secondary high school: 180 euro/month
2. Undergraduate and post-graduate education

Field of study Undergraduate, Post-graduate, Ph.D


Master, Residency
(euro/month)
(euro/month)

Techniques, Agronomy, Science, 270 290


Mathematics and Sports

Architecture 350 370

Social studies, Psychology, 220 240


Economy

Medicine 320 340

Music and arts 420 440

Musical interpretation, Theatre 750 770

Film 950 970

The tuition fees must be paid for the whole study year, including for the stages of
internship stipulated by the educational plans. The taxes are paid in advance for a period of 9
months.

To the taxes above mentioned there must be added the cost of accommodation and,
respectively, the cost of canteen meals, for those who benefit of these services from their
educational institutions.

B. Reduced frequency education and other forms of educational systems organized in


accordance with the law.

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a) High school – superior secondary high school education: for each year of study, the
fees must be paid in advance for 3 months, according the quantum corresponding to
the full time attendance education.
b) Undergraduate education: for each year of study, the fees must be paid in advance for
3 months, according to the quantum corresponding to the educational fields mentioned
at the full time attendance education section. All fees must be paid-up before the first
session of exams.
c) University programs of master, Ph. D.:
1. For the admission colloquy – the equivalent of the monthly fee mentioned at point
A. will be paid;
2. For the program of advanced academic studies – the payment of fees will follow
the conditions from point A.
3. For the program of scientific research the only activities that will be paid will be
those mentioned in the individual educational plan, with the equivalent of the
monthly fee mentioned at point A.
d) When taking the Baccalaureate exam, the undergraduate or post-graduate exams, the
following fees will be paid:

Field of study Baccalaureate Undergraduate, Post-graduate, Ph.D


Master
(euro) (euro)
(euro)

High school students, 220 - -


irrespective of the high
school they graduated

Technics, Agronomy, - 270 540


Science, Mathematics
and Sports

Architecture - 350 700

Social studies, - 220 440


Psychology, Economy

Medicine - 320 640

Music and arts - 420 840

Musical interpretation, - 750 1500


Theatre

Film - 950 1900

Any other personal expenses will be covered by the ones involved directly (including
accommodation and meals).

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The Romanian long-stay visa for studies

The long stay visa for studies may be granted, upon request, to aliens who want to
reside the Romanian territory as students or to aliens registered in pupil-exchange programs.

Aliens accepted for studies by a state educational institute or a private educational


institute accredited according to law, including for participation in PhD courses, are
considered students, for the purpose of the present article.

The visa application, in the case of students, must be accompanied by the following
supporting documents:

a) the Letter of acceptance from the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports,
stating that the alien will undeniably attend a daily program of education;
b) proof of payment of the tuition fee for at least one year of studies;
c) proof of the means of support in amount of at least the minimum net wage at country
level per month, for the entire period specified in the visa;
d) a criminal record certificate or another document of the same legal value;
e) medical insurance for the entire period of the visa validity;
f) approval of the parents or the foster parents in connection with the stay on the
Romanian territory for study purposes, if the alien is a minor;

The aliens who benefit from a scholarship offered by the Romanian State and the
aliens of Romanian origin are exempt from the obligation of submitting documents laid down
in paragraph 3, c).

The visa provided for under paragraph 1 will also be granted to aliens accepted for
studies on the grounds of international documents to which Romania is party.

Visa applications can only be submitted to the diplomatic missions and consular
posts of Romania abroad.

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5. ROMANIAN UNIVERSITIES

ROMANIAN STATE UNIVERSITIES

BUCHAREST
University of Bucharest
Founded 1864
Address Bd. Mihail Kogalniceanu nr. 36-46
District 5, Bucharest - 050107
Romania
Tel: + 40-21.307.73.00 / 315.71.87
www.unibuc.ro
Undergraduate studies Administration and Business; Biology; Chemistry; Law;
Philosophy; Physics; Geography; Geology and Geophysics;
History; Journalism and Mass Communication; Languages and
Foreign Literature; Letters; Mathematics and Computer Science,
Psychology and Education Sciences; Sociology and Social
Support; Political Science, Baptist Theology, Orthodox Theology.
Master studies Centre of Excellence in Image Study – master in Theory and
Practice of Image and master in Show, Media, Society.
Languages and Foreign Literature – master in Conference
Interpretation and master in Specialized Translation.
Ph.D. Doctoral scientific type and Doctoral professional type

"Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Bucharest


Founded 1856
Address Str. Dionisie Lupu nr. 37
District 1, Bucharest - 020021
Romania
Phone: +40-21.318.07.18; +40-21.318.07.19
www.univermed-cdgm.ro
Undergraduate studies Medicine; Dentistry; Pharmacy; Midwives and Health Care
Master studies Management of Public Health; Biophysics and Cell
Biotechnology; Endodontics; Biostatistics; Advanced Materials

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with Applications in Dentistry, Oral Implantology
Ph.D. Doctoral scientific type and Doctoral professional type

University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest


Founded 1852
Address Bd. Mărăști nr. 59
District 1, Bucharest - 011464
Romania
Telefon: +40-21.318.22.66
Fax: +40-21.318.28.88
E-mail: post@info.usamv.ro
www.usamv.ro
Undergraduate studies Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary
Medicine, Land reclamation and Environmental engineering,
Biotechnology; Management, Economic Engineering and Rural
development.
Master studies Sustainable agriculture (1.5 years) - Agricultural Consultants
(1.5 years) - soil science - The sustainable agriculture (2 years) -
Project Management (1.5 years) - Protection of agroecosystems
and expertise plant (2 years) - Plant breeding and seed
production(2years).
Ph.D. Doctoral Scientific Type in Agronomy

"Politehnica" University of Bucharest


Founded 1818
Address Splaiul Independenței nr. 313
District 6, Bucharest - 060042,
Romania
Public relations:
Phone/Fax: +40-21.402.94.65;
E-mail: relatii.publice@upb.ro
International Cooperation Department:
Phone/Fax: +40-21.402.98.72

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E-mail: dci@rectorat.pub.ro
www.pub.ro; http://admitere.upb.ro
Undergraduate studies Electrical Engineering; Power Engineering; Automatic Control
and Computer Science; Electronics, Telecommunications and
Information Technology; Mechanical Engineering and
Mechatronics; Engineering and Management of Technological
Systems; Biotechnical Systems Engineering; Transports;
Aerospace Engineering; Material Science and Engineering;
Applied Chemistry and Materials Science; Applied Sciences;
Engineering Taught in Foreign Languages (FILS: English,
French and German – Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science; Mechanical Engineering; Industrial Chemistry;
Material Science and Engineering)
Master studies Faculty of Engineering Taught in Modern Languages offers a
postgraduate course (advanced studies 1 year) in the domain of
Medical Engineering
Ph.D. Doctoral scientific type and Doctoral professional type

Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest


Founded 1818
Address Bd. Lacul Tei nr. 124
District 2, Bucharest - 020396
Romania
Phone: +40-21.242.12.08, Fax: +40-21.242.07.81
www.utcb.ro
Undergraduate studies Civil, industrial and agricultural constructions; Railways, roads
and bridges; Machinery; Technological equipment; Geodesy;
Hydrotechniques, Engineering in foreign languages
Master studies Civil Engineering (English, French); Installations (French)
Ph.D. Doctoral scientific type

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Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest
Founded 1913
Address Piața Romană nr. 6
District1, Bucharest - 010375
Romania
Phone: +40- 21.211.03.14
Fax: +40-21.312.95.49
www.ase.ro
Undergraduate studies Business Administration (foreign languages); Cybernetics,
Statistics and Economic Informatics; Accounts and IT
Management; Commerce; Economics; Food and Environmental
Economics; Finance, Insurance, Banking and Stock Exchange;
Management; Marketing;
Master studies Executive master in Supply Chain Management (French);
Management; Marketing; Business Administration.
Ph.D. Doctoral Scientific Type in Economic sciences and Doctoral
Scientific Type in Law Sciences

National School of Political Studies and Public Administration of Bucharest


Founded 1991
Address Str. Povernei nr. 6-8
District 1, Bucharest – 010643
Romania
Phone/Fax: + 40-21-318.08.58
International Relations Department
Phone/Fax:+40-21-318.08.91, +40-21-318.08.97/ 1146 or 1174
E-mail: dri@snspa.ro
www.snspa.ro
Undergraduate studies Public Administration; Public Relations and Communication;
Political Sciences; Management.
Master studies Master types: Research; Interdisciplinary; Executive.
Organized by International Relations Department,
www.dri.snspa.ro. Anthropology; Sociology; Political Marketing

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Ph.D. Political Science; Administrative Science; Sociology;
Communication Science.

"Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism Bucharest


Founded 1864
Address Str. Academiei nr. 18-20
District 1, Bucharest - 010014,
Romania
Phone:+40-21.307.71.33 Fax: +40-21.312.39.54
www.iaim.ro
Undergraduate studies Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Urban Planning and
Landscape, Faculty of Interior Architecture
Master studies Integrated Diploma and Master Studies (12 semesters)
The Departments – coordinating the training activities in specific
disciplinary areas (as are Restoration, Design, Architectural
Technology, Urbanism) – encourage the students to ―specialize‖
their architectural education and thoroughly study particular
aspects of the mentioned areas, by extracurricular optional
training; finally, the same Departments ―certify‖ these
supplementary competences of the graduates in order to be
mentioned in the Diploma Supplement.
Ph.D. Doctoral scientific type and Doctoral professional type

National University of Music Bucharest


Founded 1856
Address Str. Ştirbei Vodă nr. 33
District 1, Bucharest - 010102
Romania
Phone/Fax: +40-21.314.63.41 – Rectorat
Phone/Fax: +40-21.315.83.96 – Secretariat institut
E-mail: rectorat@unmb.ro
www.unmb.ro
Undergraduate studies Performing Arts (String Department, Wind and Percussion,

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Keyboard instruments); Music Pedagogy and Byzantine Music;
Master studies Interpretive Style, Instrumental and Vocal; Contemporary Music
Education; Music and Pop Culture
Ph.D. Doctoral scientific type and Doctoral professional type in
Musicology

University of Fine Arts of Bucharest


Founded 1864
Address Str. Gen. Budișteanu nr.19
District 1, Bucharest - 010773
Romania
Phone: +40-21.312.54.29,
E-mail: rectorat@unarte.org
International Relations Department
E-mail: international@unarte.org
www.unarte.org
Undergraduate studies Fine Arts; Decorative Art and Design; History and Arts Theory
Master studies Vocational and Theoretical Masters
Ph.D. Doctoral scientific type and Doctoral professional type

"I.L. Caragiale" University of Theatre and Film of Bucharest


Founded 1834
Address Str. Matei Voievod nr. 75-77
District 2, Bucharest - 021452
Romania
Phone: +40 (21)252.81.25, Fax: +40 (21) 252.58.81
www.unatc.ro
Undergraduate studies Theatre (Film and Theatre Acting; Puppet Acting; Theatre
Direction; Choreography; Cultural Management and Theatrical
Journalism; Scenography). Film: (Film Directing and TV; Film
Image and TV; Multimedia: Sound-Film Editing; audio-Visual
Communication)
Master studies Scriptwriting and drama writing

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Ph.D. Doctoral scientific and Doctoral professional type in Theatre and
in Cinematography and Media

National Academy of Physical Education and Sports of Bucharest


Founded 1922
Address Str. Constantin Noica nr. 140
District 6, Bucharest – 060057
Romania
Phone: 004-021-212.6395; Fax: 004-021-312.0400
www.anefs-edu.ro
Undergraduate studies Physical Education and Sports; Kynetotherapy
Master studies Physical Education and Sports (English; French); Kynetotherapy
Ph.D. Physical Education and Sports; Kynetotherapy

ALBA IULIA
"1 Decembrie" University of Alba-Iulia

Founded 1991
Address Str. Gabriel Bethlen nr. 5
Alba Iulia - 510009
Alba County
Romania
Phone:+40-0258-806130, Fax:+40-0258-812630
E-mail: cond@uab.ro
Department of International Relations
Phone: +40-0258-806042, Fax: +40-0258-806042
E-mail: relint@uab.ro
www.uab.ro
Undergraduate studies History and Philology; Sciences; Law and Social Sciences;
Orthodox Theology.

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ARAD
"Aurel Vlaicu" University of Arad
Founded 1990
Address Bd. Revoluției nr. 77
Arad - 310130
Arad county
Romania
Phone:+40-257-28.30.10, Fax: +40-257-28.00.70
www.uav.ro
Undergraduate studies Engineering; Food engineering, Tourism and Environmental
Protection; Humanities and Social Sciences; Economic Sciences;
Theology; Exact Sciences; Science of Education and Social
Assistance; Physical Education and Sports.

BACĂU
University of Bacău
Founded 1990
Address Calea Mărășești nr.157
Bacău - 600115
Bacău county
Romania
Phone: +40-234.542.411, Fax: +40-234.545.753
E-mail: rector@ub.ro
www.ub.ro
Undergraduate studies Engineering; letters; Science; Economics; Movement Sciences,
Sports and Health.

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BAIA MARE
North University of Baia Mare
Founded 1991
Address Str. Dr. Victor Babeș nr. 62A
Baia Mare - 430083
Maramureş county
Romania
Phone: +40-262-218922, Fax: +40-262-276153
www.ubm.ro
Undergraduate studies Engineering; Mineral Resources and Environment; Letters;
Sciences
Master studies Institutional and human resources management

BRAȘOV
"Transilvania" University of Brașov
Founded 1948
Address Bd. Eroilor nr. 29
Brașov - 500036
Brașov county
Romania
Phone: +40-268.41.20.88, Fax: +40-268.41.05.25
E-mail: rector@unitbv.ro
www.unitbv.ro
Undergraduate studies Mechanical Engineering; Technologic Engineering; Science and
Technology of Materials; Wood Industry; Constructions;
Tourism; Economics; Letters; law and Sociology; Medicine;
Sports; Music.
Master studies Economics; Medicine; Engineering Science; Constructions;
International Industrial Project Management (French)
Ph.D. Engineering Science, Agricultural and Forestry Science; Exact
Sciences; Economics.

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CLUJ-NAPOCA
“Babeș-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca
Founded 1581
Address Str. Mihail Kogălniceanu nr. 1
Cluj-Napoca – 400084
Cluj county
Romania
Phone: 40-264-40.53.00; Fax: 40-264-59.19.06
www.ubbcluj.ro
Undergraduate Mathematics and Computer Science (German, English); Physics ;
studies Chemistry and Chemical Engineering ; Biology and Geology (German);
Geography (German); Environmental Science (English); History and
Philosophy (German); Psychology and Science of Education (German);
Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences (German, English);
Letters (German); Theatre and Television ; Law; Economics and Business
Management (German, English, French); Physical Education and Sport ;
European Studies (German, English); Sociology and Social Work ;
Business; Orthodox Theology; Greek Catholic Theology.
Master studies Mathematics and Computer Science (English); Physics (English);
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (English); Biology and Geology
(English, ); Geography ; Environmental Science; History and Philosophy ;
Psychology and Science of Education (German); Political, Administrative
and Communication Sciences (German, English); Letters (English, French,
Italia, Spanish, German); Theatre and Television; Law (French); Economics
and Business Management (German, English, French); Physical Education
and Sport; European Studies (German, English, French); Sociology and
Social Work ; Business; Orthodox Theology; Greek Catholic Theology.
Ph.D. Mathematics and Computer Science; Physics Chemistry and Chemical
Engineering; Biology and Geology; Geography ; Environmental Science;
History and Philosophy; Psychology and Science of Education; Political,
Administrative and Communication Sciences; Letters; Theatre and
Television; Law; Economics; European Studies; Sociology and Social
Work; Orthodox Theology.

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“Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Founded 1565

Address Str. Emil Isac nr. 13


Cluj-Napoca – 400023
Cluj county
Romania
Phone: 0264-59.72.56, 0264-40.68.40; Fax: 0264-59.72.57
www.umfcluj.ro
Undergraduate Medicine, Pharmacy (French), Dentistry
studies
Master studies Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry
Ph.D. Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry

University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca


Founded 1869
Address Calea Mănăștur nr.3-5
Cluj-Napoca – 400372
Cluj county
Romania
Phone: +40-264.596.384, Fax: +40-264.593.792
E-mail: contact@uamvcluj.ro
International Relations Office:
Phone: +40-264.596.384, int.165, Fax: +40-264.593.792
E-mail: cozma.vasile@yahoo.com
www.usamvcluj.ro
Undergraduate studies Agriculture; Horticulture; Animal Husbandry and
Biotechnology; Veterinary Medicine.
Master studies Agronomy; Biology; Environment Engineering; Horticulture;
animal Husbandry; Biotechnology; Veterinary Medicine
Ph.D. Agronomy; Horticulture; Biotechnology; Animal Husbandry;
Veterinary Medicine.

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Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Founded 1948
Address Str. C. Daicoviciu nr. 15
Cluj-Napoca – 400020
Cluj county
Romania
Phone: +40-264. 401.200, +40-264.401.248,
Phone/Fax: +40-264.592.055
International Relations Office:
Phone: + 40 264 401214, Fax: +40 264 591690
E-mail: int.rel.office@staff.utcluj.ro
www.utcluj.ro
Undergraduate studies Automation and Computer Science; Electronics
Telecommunications and Inform; Electrical Engineering;
Architecture and Urban Planning; Civil Engineering; Building
Services; Machine Building; Mechanical Engineering; Materials
Science and Engineering.
Master studies Virtual fabrication in metal forming (English); Virtual
Engineering, Competitive Manufacturing (English); Innovative
Production Processes and Technology Management (German);
Signals and Images Processing (French)
Ph.D. Automation and Computer Science; Constructions; Electronics
Telecommunications and Inform; Electrical Engineering;
Machine Building; Materials Science and Engineering;
mechanics.

“Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy of Cluj-Napoca


Founded 1919
Address Str. Ion I.C.Brătianu nr. 25
Cluj-Napoca – 400079
Cluj county
Romania
Phone: +40 264 591241, +40 264 591242, +40 264 591243

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Fax: +40 264 593879
www.amgd.ro
Undergraduate Performing Faculty; Theory; Scenic Art
studies
and Master studies
Ph.D. Scientific Ph.D. (Musicology; Ethnomusicology); Professional
Ph.D. (Composition; Orchestra Conduction; Choir Conduction;
Interpretation; Canto and Scenic Art)

Arts and Design University of Cluj-Napoca


Founded 1926
Address Piața Unirii nr. 31
Cluj-Napoca – 400098
Cluj county
Romania
Phone: 0040-264-591577; Fax.: 0040-264-592890
www.uad.ro , www.uartdcluj.ro
Undergraduate studies Plastic Arts; Decorative Arts and Design
and Master studies
Ph.D. Plastic Arts; Decorative Arts and Design

CONSTANȚA
„Ovidius” University of Constanța
Founded 1961
Address Bd. Mamaia nr. 124
Constanța – 900527
Constanța county
Romania
Phone/Fax: 0241.618.372
www.univ-ovidius.ro
Undergraduate studies Letters; Law and Administrative Sciences; Sports and Physical
Training; Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy (English); Arts;
Psychology and Education; Theology; History and Political

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Studies; Natural and Agricultural Sciences; Physics, Chemistry
and Petroleum Technology; Mathematics and Informatics;
Economics; Mechanical, Industrial and Maritime Engineering;
Civil Engineering
Master studies Letters; Law and Administrative Sciences; Sports and Physical
Training; Medicine; Dentistry and Pharmacy (English);
Theology; History and Political Studies; Natural and
Agricultural Sciences; Physics, Chemistry and Petroleum
Technology; Mathematics and Informatics; Economics;
Mechanical, Industrial and Maritime Engineering; Civil
Engineering
Ph.D. Letters; Medicine; Theology; History and Political Studies;
Natural and Agricultural Sciences; Mathematics and Informatics;
Civil Engineering

Maritime University of Constanța


Founded 1971
Address Str. Mircea cel Bătrân nr. 104
Constanța – 900663
Constanța county
Romania
Phone: +40 241 664 740; Fax: +40 241 617 260
www.cmu-edu.eu
Undergraduate studies Navigation and Naval Transport; Naval Electro-mechanics
(English)
Master studies Navigation and Naval Transport; Naval Electro-mechanics
Ph.D. Naval Electro-mechanics

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CRAIOVA
University of Craiova
Founded 1947
Address Str. Al. I. Cuza nr. 13
Craiova – 200585
Dolj county
Romania
Phone: 004-0251-414398; Fax: 004-0251-411688
www.ucv.ro
Undergraduate studies Letters; Mathematics-Informatics; Physics; Economics;
and Master studies Theology; History, Philosophy, Geography; Electro-technics;
Electro-mechanics; Automation, Computer Science and
Electronics; Mechanics; Agriculture; Horticulture; Physical
Education and Sport; Chemistry; Law
Ph.D. Letters; Mathematics-Informatics; Physics; Economics; History,
Agriculture; Horticulture; Chemistry; Law; Technical
Disciplines

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova


Founded 1998
Address Str. Petru Rareș nr. 2
Craiova – 200349
Dolj county
Romania
Phone: 004-0251-122458; Fax: 004-0251-193077
www.umfcv.ro
Undergraduate studies Medicine; Dentistry; Pharmacy
and Master studies
Ph.D. Medicine; Dentistry; Pharmacy

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GALAȚI
„Dunarea de Jos” University of Galați
Founded 1974
Address Str. Domnească nr. 47
Galați – 800008
Galați county
Romania
Phone: 004-0236-460328; Fax: 004-0236-461353
www.ugal.ro
Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical and
studies Electronics Engineering; Naval Architecture; Metallurgy and
and Master studies Materials' Sciences; Food Science and Engineering; Sciences;
Letters; Physical Education and Sport; Economic Sciences;
Medicine; Law; History, Philosophy and Theology; Arts
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering; Computer Science; Naval Architecture;
Letters; Economics

IAȘI
„Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași
Founded 1860
Address Bd. Carol I nr. 11
Iași – 700506
Iași county
Romania
Phone: 004-0232.201000; Fax: 004-0232.201201
www.uaic.ro
Undergraduate Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Economics and Business
studies Administration; Geography and Geology; History; Law; Letters;
and Master studies Mathematics; Orthodox Theology; Philosophy and Social-Political
Sciences; Physical Education and Sports; Physics; Psychology and
Education Sciences; Roman-Catholic Theology
Ph.D. Exact Sciences; Natural Sciences; Humanistic Sciences; Social and
Political Sciences; Economic Sciences; Law Sciences; Theology

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„Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iași
Founded 1879
Address Str. Universității nr. 16
Iași – 700115
Iași county
Romania
Phone: 004-0232.211.818; Fax: 004-0232.211.820
www.umfiasi.ro
Undergraduate studies Medicine (English); Dentistry (English); Pharmacy (English);
Medical Bio-engineering
Master studies Medicine (English); Dentistry (English) ; Pharmacy (English)
Ph.D. Medicine; Dentistry; Pharmacy

„Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine


of Iași
Founded 1912
Address Aleea Mihail Sadoveanu nr. 3
Iași – 700490
Iași county
Romania
Phone: 004-0232.213069; Fax: 004-0232.260650
www.univagro-iasi.ro
Undergraduate studies Agriculture; Horticulture; Zootechnics; Veterinary Medicine
and Master studies
Ph.D. Agriculture; Horticulture; Zootechnics; Veterinary Medicine

„Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iași


Founded 1813
Address Bd. Dimitrie Mangeron nr. 67
Iași – 700050
Iași county
Romania
Phone/Fax: 004-0232-212326

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www.tuiasi.ro
Undergraduate studies Automatic Control and Computer Engineering; Chemical
and Master studies Engineering and Environmental Protection; Civil Engineering
and Building Services; Machine Manufacturing and Industrial
Management; Electronics, Telecommunications and Information
Technology; Electrical Engineering; Hydro-technical
Engineering, Geodesy and Environmental Engineering;
Mechanical Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering;
Textiles & Leather Engineering and Industrial Management;
Architecture
Ph.D. Automatic Control and Computer Engineering; Chemical
Engineering and Environmental Protection; Machine
Manufacturing and Industrial Management; Mechanical
Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering

„George Enescu” University of Arts of Iași


Founded 1860
Address Str. Horia nr. 7-9
Iași – 700126
Iași county
Romania
Phone: 004-0232.212549; Fax: 004-0232.212551
www.arteiasi.ro
Undergraduate studies Music Performance; Composition, Musicology, Music
and Master studies Education and Drama; Fine Arts, Decorative Arts and Design
Ph.D. Composition, Musicology, Music Education and Drama; Fine
Arts, Decorative Arts and Design

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ORADEA
University of Oradea
Founded 1990
Address Str. Universității nr. 1
Oradea – 410087
Bihor county
Romania
Phone: 004-0259-408105; Fax: 004-0259-432789
www.uoradea.ro
Undergraduate studies Architecture and Constructions; Economics; Electrical
Engineering and Information Technology; Energy
Engineering; Environmental Protection; Visual Arts; History,
Geography and International Relations; Law and
Jurisprudence; Letters; Management and Technological
Engineering; Medicine (English); Pharmacy; Music;
Orthodox Theology; Physical Education and Sport; Political
Sciences and Communication Sciences; Science; Social
Humanistic Science; Textiles and Leatherworks
Master studies Architecture and Constructions; Visual Arts; Physical
Education and Sport; Energy Engineering; Electrical
Engineering and Information Technology; Management and
Technological Engineering; History, Geography and
International Relations; Letters; Medicine; Pharmacy; Music;
Environmental Protection; Science; Economics; Law and
Jurisprudence; Political Sciences and Communication
Sciences; Social Humanistic Science; Orthodox Theology;
Textiles and Leatherworks
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering; Industrial Engineering; Energy
Engineering; Medicine; Biology; Geography; History;
Philology; Economics.

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PETROȘANI
University of Petroșani
Founded 1957
Address Str. Universității nr. 20
Petroșani – 332006
Hunedoara county
Romania
Phone: 004-0254-542.994; Fax: 004-0254-546.238
www.upet.ro
Undergraduate studies Sciences; Electrical and Mechanical Engineering; Mines
and Master studies
Ph.D. Engineering Sciences

PITEȘTI
University of Pitești
Founded 1962
Address Str. Targul din Vale nr. 1
Pitești – 110040
Argeș county
Romania
Phone: 004-0348-453.100; Fax: 004-0348-453.123
www.upit.ro
Undergraduate studies Sciences; Letters; Mechanics and Technology; Electronics,
and Master studies Telecommunications and Computer Science; Orthodox
Theology; Economic Sciences; Law and Administrative
Science; Physical Education and Sport; Mathematics-
Informatics; Social Humanistic Science; Educational
Sciences
Ph.D. Engineering Sciences; Exact Sciences; Arts; Humanistic
Sciences; Natural Sciences

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PLOIEȘTI
Oil and Gas University of Ploiești
Founded 1948
Address Bd. București nr. 39
Ploiești – 100680
Prahova county
Romania
Phone: 004-0244-573.171; Fax: 004-0244-575.847
www.upg-ploiesti.ro
Undergraduate studies Petroleum Engineering; Mechanical and Electrical
Engineering; Petroleum Refining and Petro-chemistry;
Letters and Sciences; Economic Sciences
Master studies Mechanical and Electrical Engineering; Petroleum Refining
and Petro-chemistry; Letters and Sciences; Economic
Sciences
Ph.D. Engineering Sciences; Natural Sciences; Exact Sciences.

REȘIȚA
„Eftimie Murgu” University of Reșita
Founded 1992
Address Piața Traian Vuia nr. 1-4
Reșita – 320085
Caraș-Severin county
Romania
Phone: 004-0255-210.227; Fax: 004-0255-210.230
www.uem.ro
Undergraduate studies Engineering; Economic and Administrative Sciences
and Master studies
Ph.D. Mechanic engineering

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SIBIU
“Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu
Founded 1844
Address Bd. Victoriei nr. 10
Sibiu - 550024
Sibiu County
Romania
Phone:+40-69.217.989, Fax: +40-69.217.887
www.ulbsibiu.ro
Undergraduate & Theology; Law; Letters and Arts; History and
Graduate Fields Patrimony; Engineering; Sciences; Medicine;
Agricultural Sciences; Food Industry and
Environmental Protection; Economics; Jurnalism;
Political Sciences; International Relations and Security
Studies.
Ph.D. Economics; Theology; History; Law; Technics;
Philology.

SUCEAVA
“Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava
Founded 1963
Address Str. Universității nr. 13
Suceava - 720229
Suceava County
Romania
Phone: +40-230.520.081,
Fax: +40-230.520.080
www.usv.ro
Undergraduate & Physical Education and Sport; Food Engineering;
Graduate Fields Electrical Engineering and Computer Science;
Mechanical Engineering; Mechatronics and
Management; History and Geography; Letters and
Communication Science;Forestry; Educational

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Science;
Economic Science and Public Administration.

Ph.D. Forestry Technology.

TÂRGOVIȘTE
“Valahia” University of Târgoviște
Founded 1992
Address Bd. Carol I nr. 2
Târgoviște - 130024
Dâmbovița County
Romania
Phone: +40-245.206.101
Fax: +40-245.217.692
www.valahia.ro
Undergraduate & Economic Sciences; Humanities; Materials
Graduate Fields Engineering; Mechatronics and Robotics;
Environmental Engineering and
Biotechnology; Sciences and Arts; Theology.
Ph.D. Science and Engineering of Materials; History.

TÂRGU-JIU
“Constantin Brancuși” University of Târgu Jiu
Founded 1992
Address Bd. Republicii nr. 1
Târgu Jiu - 210152
Gorj County
Romania
Phone: +40-253.214.307
Fax: +40-253.215.794
www.utjiu.ro
Undergraduate & Power Engineering; Economic Engineering;
Graduate Fields Management and Technological Engineering;

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Ecology and Environmental Protection;
Automation; Electronics; Computers; Finance;
Accountancy; Management; Political and
Administrative Sciences; Marketing and
Business; Administration; Law.

TÂRGU MUREȘ
“Petru Maior” University of Târgu Mureș
Founded 1960
Address Str. Nicolae Iorga nr. 1
Târgu Mureș - 540088
Mureș County
Romania
Phone/Fax: +40-265.162.275
www.uttgm.ro
Undergraduate & Industrial Engineering; History(english);
Graduate Fields Psihology; Economic Engineering;
Matemathics; Systems and Computers
Engineering; Mechatronics; Power
engineering; Accountancy; Administrative
Sciences; Management.

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mureș


Founded 1948
Address Str. Gh.Marinescu nr. 38
Târgu Mureș - 540000
Mureș County
Romania
Phone/Fax: +40-265.213.127
www.umftgm.ro
Undergraduate & Medicine(English); Dentistry;
Graduate Fields Pharmacy(English);
Ph.D. Medicine.

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University of Theatrical Arts of Târgu Mureș
Founded 1954
Address Str. Koteles Samuel nr. 6
Târgu Mureș - 540057
Mureș County
Romania
Phone: +40-65.166.281, +40-65.162.749
www.uat.ro
Undergraduate & Theatre
Graduate Fields

TIMIȘOARA
West University of Timișoara
Founded 1948
Address Bd. Vasile Parvan nr. 4
Timișoara - 300223
Timiș County
Romania
Phone:+40-56.190.009, Fax:+40-56.190.333
www.uvt.ro
Undergraduate Mathematics; Computer Science; Physics;
& Chemistry; Biology; Geography; Economics;
Graduate Finance; Law; Psychology and Sociology;
Fields Education Sciences; Philology; Philosophy;
History; Theology; Human Sciences;
Communication Sciences; Fine Art; Music;
Theatre(German); Physical Education and
Sports; Political Sciences.
Ph.D. Mathematics; Physics; Chemistry; Economics;
Letters.

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“Victor Babeș” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timișoara
Founded 1945
Address Piața Eftimie Murgu nr. 2
Timișoara - 300041
Timiș County
Romania
Phone: +40-56.293.389, Fax: +40-56.190.626
www.umft.ro
Undergraduate & Medicine(English); Dentistry;
Graduate Fields Pharmacy(English);
Ph.D. Medicine; Dentistry; Pharmacy.

University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Banat of Timișoara


Founded 1945
Address Str. Aradului nr. 119
Timișoara - 300645
Timiș County
Romania
Phone:+40-56.194.023, Fax: 40-56.200.296
www.usab-tm.ro
Undergraduate & Biology; Agriculture; Environmental
Graduate Fields Engineering; Horticulture; Biotechnologies;
Food Engineering; Forestry Engineering;
Economic Engineering; Veterinary Medicine;
Animal Husbandry Engineering;
Ph.D. Agriculture and Horticulture; Veterinary
Medicine; Animal Husbandry.

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“Politehnica” University of Timișoara
Founded 1920
Address Piața Victoriei nr. 1
Timișoara - 300006
Timiș County
Romania
Phone:+40-56.220.376; Fax:+40-56.190.321
www.utt.ro
Undergraduate & Civil Engineering (English, German);
Graduate Fields Chemical Engineering; Environmental
Engineering; Applied Sciences; Installations
Engineering; Geodetics; Electronics
Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Power
Engineering; Systems and Computers
Engineering; Architecture; Economic
Engineering; Mechanical Engineering;
Transport Engineering; Industrial
Engineering; Materials Engineering;
Mechatronics
Ph.D. Chemistry; Technics.

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ROMANIAN PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES

BUCHAREST
“Nicolae Titulescu” University of Bucharest

Founded 1990
Address Str. Văcărești nr.185
District 4, Bucharest - 040051
Romania
Phone: +40-21.330.90.32,
Fax: +40-21.330.86.06
www.univnt.ro
Undergraduate & Law; Administrative Sciences; Economics Sciences.
Graduate Fields
Ph.D. Law.

“Titu Maiorescu” University of Bucharest


Founded 1990
Address Str. Dâmbovnicului nr.22
District 4, Bucarest - 040441
Romania
Tel.: +40-21.316.16.46,
Fax: +40-21.311.22.97
www.utm.ro
Undergraduate & Faculty of Economic Sciences,Faculty of Information
Graduate Fields Science Technology,Faculty of Law,Faculty of
Medicine,Faculty of Dental Medicine,Faculty of
Psychology

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"Gheorghe Cristea" Science and Arts Romanian University of Bucharest
Founded 1990
Address Bd. Energeticienilor, Nr. 9-11
District 3, Bucharest - 032091
Romania
Phone: +40-21.213.469.049
E-mail: ugc_drept@ugc.ro, ugc_rei@ugc.ro,
ugc_rei@ugc.ro, ugc_taxe@ugc.ro
www.ugc.ro
Undergraduate studies Economic, Juridical and Administrative Sciences;
Communication and Public Relation, Foreign Languages,
Arts, Political Sciences
Master studies Law; Economic Sciences

“Hyperion” University of Bucharest


Founded 1990
Address Calea Călărașilor nr.169
District 3, Bucharest - 030629
Romania
Phone: +40-21.327.44.64, +40-21.327.44.65,
Fax +40-21.321.64.25
E-mail: rectorat@hyperion.ro
www.hyperion.ro
Undergraduate & Law and Public Administration; History; Journalism;
Graduate Fields Economics Science; Political Sciences; Arts; Mathematic and
Informatics; Psychology;
Master Law and Public Administration; History; Journalism;
Economics Science; Political Sciences; Psychology; Arts;
International Relations.

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„Athenaeum” University of Bucharest
Founded 1990
Address Str. Giuseppe Garibaldi nr. 2A
District 2, Bucharest – 020223
Romania
Phone: +40-21.230.57.38, +40-21.230.57.26,
Fax: +40-21.231.74.18
E-mail: secretariat@univath.ro, rector@univath.ro,
biblioteca@univath.ro
International Relations Department:
Phone: +40-21.230.57.38, +40-21.230.57.26;
Fax: +40-21.231.74.18
E-mail: secretariat@univath.ro, rector@univath.ro
www.univath.ro
Undergraduate studies Academic departments & programs I. Economics Bachelor
Degree departments and concentrations; Public Administration
Master studies Economics; Finances and banking; Accounting

Ecological University of Bucharest


Founded 1990
Address Bd. Vasile Milea nr. 1G
District 6, Bucharest - 030104
Romania
Phone: +40-21.316.79.32,
Fax: +40-21.316.63.37
www.ueb.ro
Undergraduate & Law; Economics Science;
Graduate Fields Psychology; Comunication;
Education and Sports; Ecology;
Master Law; Economics Science;
Psychology; Comunication;
Education and Sports; Ecology.

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“Romanian-American” University of Bucharest
Founded 1991
Address Bd. Expozitiei nr. 1B
District 1, Bucharest - 012101
Romania
Phone: +40-21.202.95.18,
Fax: +40-21.318.35.66
www.rau.ro
Undergraduate & Management-Marketing; Domestic and International
Graduate Fields Commercial and Financial Banking Relations; Computer
Science for Business Management; European Economic
Studies; Law
Master Finacial-Fiscal Control; Buisness Law; Business
Administration in Tourism; Economic IT; European
Economic Integration; Financial-Banking Management;
Marketing; American Economic and Legal Studies.

Spiru Haret University of Bucharest


Founded 1991
Address Str. Ion Ghica nr 13
District 3, Bucharest - 030045
Phone: 021-314.99.31, 021-314.99.32
E-mail: info@spiruharet.ro
www.spiruharet.ro
Undergraduate studies Architecture; Law and Public Administration; Physical
Education and Sport; Philosophy, Political Sciences and Cultural
Studies; Finance and Banking; Geography and Tourism
Geography; History, Museology and Archival Studies;
Journalism, Communication and Public Relations; Romanian
Language and Literature; Foreign Languages and Literatures;
Financial and Accounting Management; Marketing and
International Business; Mathematics-Informatics; Veterinary
Medicine; Music; Psychology; International Relations and

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European Studies; Sociology and Social Work; Theatre.
Master studies Law and Public Administration; Physical Education and Sport;
Philosophy, Political Sciences and Cultural Studies; Geography
and Tourism Geography; History, Museology and Archival
Studies; Journalism, Communication and Public Relations;
Romanian Language and Literature; Foreign Languages and
Literatures; Financial and Accounting Management; Marketing
and International Business; Mathematics-Informatics; Veterinary
Medicine; Music; Psychology; Sociology and Social Work;
Theatre.

“Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University of Bucharest


Founded 2001
Address Splaiul Unirii nr. 176
District 4, Bucharest - 040042
Romania
Phone: +40- 21.330.84.90,
Fax: +40-21.330.84.90
www.ucdc.ro
Undergraduate & Law and Administrative Sciences; Touristic and Comercial
Graduate Fields Management; History; Finance Banks and Accountancy;
International Economics Relations; Political Sciences.

“Bioterra” University of Bucharest


Founded 2002
Address Str. Gârlei nr. 81
District 1, Bucharest – 013722
Romania
Phone: +40-21.269.32.02,
Fax: +40-21.269.34.38
www.bioterra.ro
Undergraduate & Law; Agroturistic Management; Engineering Products; Products
Graduate Fields Control

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Master Comunitary Security and Terorism; Agroturistic Management.

„Artifex” University of Bucharest


Founded 2005
Address Str. Economu Cezarescu nr. 47
District 6, Bucharest - 060754
Romania
Phone: +40-21.316.61.67; +40-21.316.61.68; +40-21.316.61.69
E-mail: universitate@artifex.org.ro
www.artifex.org.ro
Undergraduate studies Finances and Accounting; Management and Marketing;
Master studies Finances and Accounting; Management and Marketing;

ARAD
„Vasile Goldiș” West University of Arad
Founded 1990
Address Bd. Revoluției nr. 94
Arad - 310025
Arad County
Romania
Phone: +40-257.280.335, E-mail: rectorat@uvvg.ro
www.uvvg.ro
International Relations Department:
Bd. Revoluției nr. 94
Phone: +40-257.285.813, E-mail: relint@uvvg.ro
Undergraduate studies Law (Law and international relations, Public Administration in
the Context of the Current Legislation, Penal Law and the
Profound Study of the Penal Trial, Community Law and the
Administration of Anti-drug Justice, Administrative Law and the
Status of the Public Servant, Administrative Management and
European Integration, Juridical Management of a Company and
Insurance Jurisdiction, Community Law, Penal Law and Penal

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Trial Institutions, Family Protection and Social Work, Civil Law
and Civil Trial Institutions, Mediation – A Non-Court Conflict-
solving Procedure);
Economics (Marketing, Business Administration, Accountancy
and Management Informatics, Commerce, Tourism and Service
Economy, Finances and Banking);
Medicine (Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Midwifery,
Medical Assistance, Balneo-Physio-Kinetotherapy and
Recovery, Dental Technology);
Humanities (History, Journalism, Communication and Public
Relations, International Relations and European Studies,
Political Sciences, Public Administration, Philosophy, Applied
Modern Languages (English - French; English - German);
Romanian Language and Literature – English Language and
Literature, Romanian Language and Literature, English
Language and Literature, Public Administration,
Communication and Public Relations)
Physical Education and Sports;
Psychology (Psychology, Preschool and Primary School
Pedagogy)
Informatics
Natural sciences (Biology, Ecology and Environmental
Protection, Geography, Geography of Tourism)
Master studies Economics (Marketing, Audit and Accounting Expertise,
Business Administration (MBA), Marketing for Companies,
Marketing for Companies, Global Marketing and Management,
The Marketing and Management of Companies, Business
Administration in Tourism, Audit and Accounting Expertise);
Medicine (Social Medicine and Health Management, Family
Medicine and Community Medicine);
Humanities (History of Transylvania in a Central-European
Context, Business English, Hebrew History and Civilization,
Sports Journalism, Multimedia Journalism, History of Romanian

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International Relations and European Integration, European
History and Civilization, European Political Administration);
Informatics (Web Development Technologies);
Natural scriences (Modern Laboratory Analyses and Methods
Employed in Biomedical Field, Biology and Molecular
Biotechnologies with Pharmaceutical and Medical
Applications);
Forestry Engineering.
Ph.D. General Medicine, Pharmacy and Dental Medicine

BACĂU
„George Bacovia” University of Bacău
Founded 1992
Address Str. Pictor Aman nr. 96
Bacău - 600164
Bacău County
Romania
Phone: +40-234.562.600, Fax: +40-234.516.448
E-mail: portal@ugb.ro
www.ugb.ro
Undergraduate studies Accounting and Management (Contabilitate si informatica de
gestiune), Economy Business, Management
Master studies

BRAȘOV
„George Barițiu” University of Brașov
Founded 1990
Address Str. Lunii nr. 6
Brașov - 500327
Brașov County
Romania

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Phone: +40-268.330.270; +40-268.319.806,
Fax: +40-268.319.948, E-mail: univgbar@email.ro
www.universitateagbaritiu.ro
Undergraduate studies Law, Economic Sciences, Physical Education and Sports
Master studies Law, Economic Sciences

CLUJ - NAPOCA
„Bogdan-Vodă” University of Cluj Napoca
Founded 1992
Address Str. Grigore Alexandrescu nr. 26A
Cluj - 400560
Cluj County
Romania
Phone: +40-264.598.787, Fax: +40-264.591.830
E-mail: ubv@ubv.ro
www.ubv.ro
Undergraduate studies Economics, Law, Physical Education and Sports
Master studies Management

CONSTANȚA
„Andrei Șaguna” University of Constanța
Founded 1992
Address Str. Alexandru Lăpușneanu nr. 13
Constanța - 900196
Constanța County
Romania
Phone/Fax: +40-241.662.520
E-mail: contact@andreisaguna.ro
www.andreisaguna.ro
Undergraduate studies Psychosociology, Communication Sciences and
Political Science, Law and Administrative
Sciences, Economic Sciences, Shipping and maritime

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and fluvial transport
Master studies Financing and Organization of Tourism Business -
Services;
Finances and Banking Management; Public law and
public institutions; Communication media, Public
Opinion, Management Information; Managerial
Communication and Human Resources; Political
Communication. Political and Election Marketing;
Clinical Psychology - Assessment and Therapeutic
Intervention; Deviance and Delinquency; Criminal
Sciences and Criminology; Analysis, Diagnosis and
Management of public institutions.

GALAȚI
„Danubius” University of Galați
Founded 2005
Address Bd. Galați nr. 3
Galați - 800654
Galați County
Romania
Phone: +40-372.361.236, Fax: +40-372.361.292
E-mail: rise@univ-danubius.ro
International Relations Department:
Phone: +40-372.361.236, Fax: +40-372.361.292
E-mail: apopa@univ-danubius.ro;
gabrielamarchis@univ-danubius.ro
www.univ-danubius.ro
Undergraduate studies Law; Economics; International Relations and European
Studies; Administrative Sciences
Master studies Community Law; Criminal Science; European Law and
Public Administration

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IAȘI
„Mihail Kogălniceanu” University of Iași

Founded 1990
Address Str. Bălușescu nr. 2
Iași - 700309
Iași County
Romania
Phone: +40-232.212.416; +40-232.475.165,
Fax: +40-232.279.821
E-mail: secretariat@umk.ro; contabilitate@umk.ro;
rectorat@umk.ro; contact@umk.ro; sugestii@umk.ro.
www.umk.ro
Undergraduate studies Law, International Relations and European Studies,
History, Geography
Master studies Criminal sciences and criminology; Local Public
Administration Law, Human Rights and Constitutional
Justice, Public Administration and Human Rights

„Petre Andrei” University of Iași

Founded 2005
Address Str. Grigore Ghica Vodă nr. 13
Iași - 700400
Iași County
Romania
Phone/Fax: +40-232.215.922; + 40-232.216.550
E-mail: facultateadeeconomie@yahoo.com;
office@upadiniasi.ro
www.upaiasi.ro
Undergraduate studies Psychology; Social Work; Political Science; Finance &
Banks; Economy Trade; Tourism And Services;
Accounting And Information Management; Law.

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Master studies Psychology and Educational Science; Economics; Law.

LUGOJ
„Drăgan” European University of Lugoj
Founded 2003
Address Str. Ion Huniade nr. 2
Lugoj - 305500
Timiș County
Romania
Phone: +40-256.359.198, E-mail: rectorat@deu.ro
International Relations Department:
Phone: +40-256.359.198, E-mail: astrid.costantea@deu.ro
www.deu.ro
Undergraduate studies Law, Public Administration, Finance, Business administration,
Economic Cybernetics
Master studies Management of Criminal Investigation; Financial
Management; Public Administration and Protection of Child
Rights; Finance and Business Administration in Tourism and
Services; Management of Public Administration

ORADEA
“Emanuel” University of Oradea
Founded 2001
Address Str. Nufărului nr. 87
Oradea - 410597
Bihor County
Romania
Tel/Fax: +40-259.426.692; E-mail: contact@emanuel.ro
www.emanuel.ro
Undergraduate studies Pastoral Theology; Business Management; Literature; Social
Assistance; Music
Master studies Pastoral Theology and Missiology; Social Assistance for
Community Projects; Entrepreneurial Management

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PITEȘTI
„Constantin Brâncoveanu” University of Pitești
Founded 1991
Address Calea Bașcovului nr. 2A
Pitești - 110095
Argeș County
Romania
Tel: +40-248.21.26.27, Fax: +40-248.21.64.27
E-mail: pitesti@univcb.ro
International Relations Office Department:
Tel/Fax : +40-248.610.088
E-mail : tudorel.popescu@gmail.com
www.univcb.ro
Undergraduate studies Marketing Management in Economy Business; Finance
Accounting ; Legal Sciences, Administrative and
Communication
Master studies Management, Marketing, Accounting, Communication Sciences

TÂRGU-MUREȘ
“Dimitrie Cantemir” University of Târgu-Mureș
Founded 1993
Address Str. Bodoni Sandor nr. 3-5
Târgu-Mureș - 540082
Mureș County
Romania
Phone: +40-265.401.127; +40-265.401.129,
Fax: +40-265.401.125, E-mail: office@cantemir.ro
www.cantemir.ro
Undergraduate studies Law, Economic Sciences, Psychology and Educational Sciences,
Geography
Master studies Law, Economic Sciences, Psychology and Educational Sciences,
Geography

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TIMIȘOARA
„Mihai Eminescu” University of Timișoara
Founded
Address Str. Arieș nr. 19
Timișoara - 300579
Timiș County
Romania
Phone: +40-256.466.360, +40-256.482.084
Undergraduate studies Management Travel, Hotel and Commercial; Psychology and
Social Support; Psychology and Social Work; Economic
Sciences

“Tibiscus” University of Timișoara


Founded 1998
Address Str. Daliei nr.1/A
Timișoara - 300558
Timiș County
Romania
Phone/Fax: +40-256.220.689, +40-256.220.690
E-mail: rectorat@tibiscus.ro
International Relations Department:
Phone/Fax: +40-256.220.689
E-mail: cmusuroi@tibiscus.ro
www.tibiscus.ro; www.tibiscus.eu
Undergraduate studies Informatics and Computer Science; Design; Law and Public
Administration; Sports; Journalism, Communication and Modern
Languages; Music ―Richard Oschanitzky‖; Psychology; Economics.
Master studies Informatics and Computer Science; Journalism, Communication and
Modern Languages; Psychology; Economics.

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SIBIU
“Romanian – German” University of Sibiu
Founded 1998
Address Str. Dumbrăvii nr. 28-32
Sibiu - 550324
Sibiu County
Romania
Phone: +40-269.233.568; +40-369.401.002
Fax: +40-269.233.576
E-mail: rectorat@roger-univ.ro
www.roger-univ.ro
Undergraduate studies Juridical and Administrative Sciences, Economic Sciences,
Engineering
Master studies Law, Economic Sciences

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Libraries

The academic libraries network in


Romania supports the teaching and research
programmes in universities. With the most
important documentary base in Romania, about
24 million volumes, this network provides the
appropriate means for the academic learning
and research process. The national network
branches go down to the department level.
These libraries, using permanent
communication, ensure the national and
international exchange of publications.
The international cooperation has increased during the past few years, when the
process of updating the Romanian academic system in accordance with the standards of the
European Union was initiated.
Among the libraries with the most complex international exchange relationships we
can specify the following:

 the "Carol I" Central Academic Library in Bucharest, with 1016 partners in 74
countries;
 the "Lucian Blaga" Central Academic Library in Cluj, which has 1652 partners in 72
countries;
 the "Mihai Eminescu" Central Academic Library in Iași (over 30 partners from
Romania and 546 external partners from 46 countries);
 the "Eugen Todoran" Central Academic Library in Timișoara (402 partners in 54
countries).
A special place in the academic libraries network belongs to the "Carol I" Central
Academic Library in Bucharest. Founded in 1891 and inaugurated on March 14th, 1895, it
offers 110 years of prestige and cultural-scientific continuity in the academic area of
Bucharest.
Initially created in accordance with a
dominant humanistic trend, the document
collections of this library have nowadays an
encyclopedic value, which corresponds to a
multidisciplinary structure.
The documents archive development
depends on the profile of its specific users,
interested in further academic education and
scientific research. Severely damaged during
the 1989 Anti-Communist Revolution, the
Central Academic Library in Bucharest was
entirely rebuilt from 1990 to 2001.

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After its renovation, the Central Academic Library was endowed with (among many
facilities) modern reading rooms , thematic collections, access to Internet, data bases and
electronic checking for the access at the document sources. The new building, with six floors,
has 385 seats for reading. These, together with many other improvements, made the Central
Academic Library one of the most modern libraries in Europe.
Nowadays, there exists a programme of digitization, in cooperation with specialized
firms of world recognition, so that, in a few years' time, the entire book patrimony will be
transferred on electronic format.
All these means of upgrading transformed this space, dedicated to elevated knowledge,
into a modern working tool, indispensable for any person that thirsts for intellectual evolution.
"Lucian Blaga" Central Academic
Library of Cluj-Napoca was established in
1872 and it has reached, nowadays, a total
number of users of 39.659 and about
1.298.273 of individual loan transactions.
The total ammount of publications
held within the branch libraries and the
central building of the library is about
3.600.000 volumes, from which 500.000
serial volumes.
The collections of "Lucian Blaga"
Central Academic Library include
publications and materials which are meant to help and promote the academic performance
expected to be reached in each faculty and department of the "Babeș-Bolyai" University from
Cluj-Napoca. This is, in fact, one of the demands in the process of adaptation to the modern
educational system. The library collections can be consulted within the 60 reading rooms with
a capacity of 2.177 seats, both in the central building and the branch libraries.

Founded in 1835 as Library of the


"Mihăileanu" Academy, "Mihai
Eminescu" Central Academic Library
in Iași is a cultural institution which has
evoluated and turned into one of the
nowadays main components of the
university life from the city. It has a
distinct role, where the formative and
informative roles intertwine with the one
of housing thousands of precious volumes
which are part of its collections.
Its collection counts 2.400.000
bibliographic units with an annual increase rate of 25.000 volumes, among which the rare
book collections house over 100.000 documents, manuscripts, romanian old and rare books,
foreign old books, albums, maps, stamps and archive items, and it offers its public 30 reading
rooms, including 1320 places in the central library and its 13 subsidiaries.

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According to statistics, "Mihai Eminescu" Central Academic Library had 18.856
active readers, mostly students and University teachers and reached 845.177 loans in 2008,
and it has established cooperation, collaboration, international exchange and loan
relationships with over 30 partners from Romania and 546 external partners from 46
countries.

"Eugen Todoran" Central


Academic Library in Timișoara was
founded in 1944, as a collection of mostly
physics and mathematics books and
magazines, but it has diversified rapidly, in
response to the demands of the growing
number of faculties and specializations of the
West University of Timișoara.
In 1995, it became the first Academic
Library in Romania which implemented the
ALEPH library programme for the
informatization of its activities.
Today, the "Eugen Todoran" Central Academic Library is one of the most modern and
well equiped libraries in the country.

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6. ROMANIAN EMBASSIES

Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Embassy of Romania in the


Albania Commonwealth of Australia
Address: Rruga Themistokli, Germenji - 2, Address: 4 Dalman Crescent, O'Malley,
Tirane A.C.T. 2606, Canberra
Phone: 00355.4.2256071 (Monday-Friday: Phone: 00-61-26-286.23.43
9.00-17.00) Fax: 00-61-26-286.24.33
Phone/Fax: 00355.4.2256072 Website: http://canberra.mae.ro
E-mail: roemb@adanet.com.al E-mail: roembcbr@cyberone.com.au
Section consular: 00-61-26-290.24.42
Embassy of Romania in the Democratic
People's Republic of Algeria Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Address: 24, Rue Si-Arezki Hydra, 16035 Austria
Alger Address: Prinz Eugen Strasse 60, 1040
Phone: 00213.21.69.34.89; 00213-21- Wien, Österreich
60.08.71 Phone: 0043-1-505.32.27; 0043-1-
Fax: 00213-21-69.36.42 505.16.28; 0043-1-5038940; 0043-1-
E-mail: amroalg@gmail.com 5038941
Fax: 0043-1-504.14.62
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Website: http://viena.mae.ro/
Angola E-mail: ambromviena@ambrom.at
Address: Rua Ramalho Ortigao, no. 30,
Alvalade Consular Section
Phone/Fax: 00244-222-321.076 Address: Theresianumgasse 25, 1040 Wien
E-mail: ambromania@ebonet.net Phone: + 43-1-505.23.43, + 43-1-
505.23.81, + 43-699-11726027
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Fax: + 43-1-503.64.60
Argentina E-mail: consulara@ambrom.at
Address: Calle Arroyo 962-970, Buenos
Aires - 1007 Embassy of Romania in the Azerbaijan
Phone: (00-54-11) 4326.5888; 4322-8656 Republic
Fax: (00 -54-11) 4322-2630 Address: 125 A Akademik Hasan Aliyev
E-mail: embarombue@rumania.org.ar Str (Narimanov) Baku
Web Site: http://www.roemb.com.ar Phone: 00994 12-465.63.78
Fax: 00994 12-465.60.76
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of E-mail: rom_amb_baku@azdata.net
Armenia Consular Section: 00994 12 -465.09.25
Address: Str. BARBUSSE, nr.15,
ARABKIR, EREVAN Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Phone: 00374 10 27.53.32; Belarus
Phone - Ambassador: 00374 10 Address: Pereulok Moskvina, dom 4
22.76.19, 00374 91 41.00.54 Phone: 00375 29 4030043; 203.80.97; +
Phone - Consular Section: 00374 10 00375 403 00 42
22.76.10 Fax: 00375 17 - 211.21.63
Fax: 00374 10 22.75.47
E-mail: ambrom@netsys.am Consular Section
Phone: 00375 29 4020042; 203.80.97
E-mail: romania@nsys.by

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Embassy of Romania in the Kingdom of Consular section
Belgium Address: Shipchenski Prohod no 1, Sofia
Address: 105, Rue Gabrielle, 1180 Phone: 00359-2-973.35.10
Bruxelles, Belgique Fax: 00359-2-973.34.12
Fax: 0032-2-346.23.45 E-mail: ambsofro@vip.bg
Phone: 0032-2-345.26.80
Embassy of Romania in Canada
Consular Section Address: 655 Rideau Street, Ottawa,
Phone: 0032-2-343.69.35 Ontario, K1N 6A3
Fax: 0032/23469814 Phone: 001(613) 789 3709; 001(613) 789
E-mail: secretariat@roumanieamb.be 5345; 001(613)789 4037; 001(613) 789
Web Site: http://bruxelles.mae.ro/ 4038
Fax: 001(613)789 4365
Romanian Information Center in Brussels Website: http://ottawa.mae.ro/
Address: 107 Rue Gabrielle 1180 E-mail: romania@romanian-embassy.com
Bruxelles
Phone: +32 2 344 41 45 Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Fax: + 32 2 344 24 79 Chile
Web: www.roinfocentre.be (crib.mae.ro) Address: Calle Benjamin, no. 2955, Las
E-mail: office@roinfocentre.be Condes, Santiago de Chile
Phone: (00-56-2) 231.18.93; 232.34.41
Embassy of Romania in Bosnia and Fax: (00-56-2) 231.23.25
Herzegovina E-mail: embajada@rumania.tie.cl
Address: Str. Tahtali Sokak nr. 13, E-mail (commercial office): oficina-
Sarajevo 71.000 comercial@rumania.tie.cl
Phone: 00387 33 - 207.447; 00387 61 - Sit Web: http://www.rumania.cl
927.102
Phone - Consular Section: 00387 33 - Embassy of Romania in the People's
668.893 Republic of China
Fax: 00387 33- 668.940 Address: Beijing 100600 Ri Tan Lu, Dong
E-mail: rumunska@bih.net.ba Er Jie
Phone: 00-86-10-65.32.34.42; (008610)
Embassy of Romania in the Federative 65.32.57.63
Republic of Brazil Fax: 00-86-10-65.32.57.28
Address: Avenida das Nacoes, Lote 06, Web: http://beijing.mae.ro
Brasilia DF, CEP: 70.456-900 E-mail: ambasada@roamb.link263.com
Phone: 00-55-61-226.07.46; 00-55-61-
226.24.81; 00-55-61-226.69.92 Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Fax: 00-55-61-226.66.29 Colombia
Website: http://www.romenia.org.br/ Address: Carrera 7, no. 92-58, Bogota
E-mail: romenia@solar.com.br Phone: 00-571 - 256.64.38; 256.64.58;
611.26.21; 21 00-571-256.67.19
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of 00-57- 315 337 56 43
Bulgaria Fax: 00-571 - 256.61.58
Address: Mihai Eminescu Avenue 4, Sofia website: http://bogota.mae.ro
Phone: 00359-2-971.28.58; 00359-2- E-mail: ambrombogota@etb.net.co;
973.30.81 seconsbog@etb.net.co
Fax: 00359-2-973.34.12 ambrombogbcecon@etb.net.co
Website: http://sofia.mae.ro
E-mail: ambsofro@vip.bg

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Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Embassy of Romania in the Kingdom of
Croatia Denmark
Address: Mlinarska nr.43 Address: Strandagervej 27, 2900 Hellerup,
10000 Zagreb Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone: 00385-1-46.77.550; 00385-1- Phone: 0045-39407177; 39.46.47.17;
46.77.856 39.46.47.19; 39.40.70.02
Fax: 00385-1-46.77.854 Fax: 0045-39-62.78.99
E-mail: veleposlanstvo.rumunjske@zg.t- Website: http://copenhaga.mae.ro/,
com.hr http://copenhagen.mae.ro/
Website: http://zagreb.mae.ro E-mail: roemb@mail.tele.dk
Accredited also to the Republic of
Consular Section: 00385-1-46.77.660 Iceland.
Economic Section: 00385-1-46.77.193
Work mobile: 00385 98265051; 00 385 Embassy of Romania in the Arab
98414341 Republic of Egypt
Address: 6, El-Kamel Mohamed Street,
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Zamalek, Cairo
Cuba Phone: (00202) 2736.01.07; (00202)
Address: Calle 21, no. 307 entre H e I, 2735.53.26
Vedado, La Habana Fax: (00202) 2736.08.51
Phone: 00-53-7-833.33.22; 00-53-7- E-mail: roembegy@link.net
833.33.25
Fax: 00-53-7-833.33.24 Embassy of Romania in the Federal
E-mail: erumania@ceniai.inf.cu Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Address: Bole Kifle Ketema, Kebele 03,
Embassy of Romania in the Czech Houses 9/10
Republic P.O. Box: 2478, Addis Ababa
Address: Nerudova 5, Mala Strana, 118 00, Phone: 00-251-11-661.01.56
Prague 1 Fax: 00-251-11-661.11.91
Phone: + 420 257 534 210 E-mail: roembaddis@ethionet.et
Fax: + 420 257 531 017
Website: Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
http://praga.mae.ro/ (http://prague.mae.ro/) Finland
E-mail: embroprg@mbox.vol.cz Address: Stenbäckinkatu 24, 00250
Helsinki
Consular Section Phone: 00 358 9 2414414; 2413624
Phone: + 420 257 532 090 Fax: 00 358 9 2413272
Fax: + 420 257 531 017 Web site: http://helsinki.mae.ro;
http://www.romania.fi
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
E-mail: romania@romania.fi;
Cyprus
romamb@clinet.fi
Address: K27, Pireos Str., Strovolos -
Accredited also to the Republic of
Nicosia
PO BOX 22210 Estonia
2023, Nicosia Embassy of Romania in the French
Phone: 00357-22-495.333; 00357-22- Republic
518.330; 00357-22-517.333 Address: 5, Rue de l'Exposition 75007,
Fax: 00357-22-517.383 Paris CEDEX 07
Web site: http://nicosia.mae.ro/ Phone: 0033-1-47.05.10.46; 0033-1-
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Phone Consular Section: 0033-1- Embassy of Romania in the Hellenic
47.05.27.55 Republic
Phone Economic Section: 0033-1- Address: 7, Rue Emmanoil Benaki, Paleo
47.05.12.74 Psychico, 15452 Athenes, Grece
Fax: 0033-1-45.56.97.47 Phone: 0030210 677.4035; 672.8875;
Website: http://paris.mae.ro/ 672.88.79
E-mail: secretariat@amb-roumanie.fr Fax: 672.8883
Website: http://www.romaniaemb.gr/
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of E-mail: secretariat@romaniaemb.gr
Georgia
Address: Lvov, nr.7, Tbilisi Embassy of Romania to the Holy See
Phone: (00-995.32) 38.53.10 Address: Via Panama 92, 00198 Roma
Tel/Fax: (00-995.32) 38.52.10 Phone: 0039-06-854.18.02; 0039-06-
E-mail: roembtbl@caucasus.net 854.18.03
Consular Section: Fax: 0039-06-855.40.67
E-mail: consulat32@caucasus.net Website: http://vatican.mae.ro
E-mail: ambvatican@libero.it
Embassy of Romania in the Federal
Republic of Germany Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Address: Dorotheenstr. 62-66, 10117 Hungary
Berlin Address: 1146 Budapest, Thököly út 72.
Phone: +49-30-212.39.202 Phone: 00-36-1-384-7689, 00-36-1-384-
Fax: +49-30-212.39.399 69.41
Site web: http://www.rumaenische- Mobil: 0036-30-535-69-12
botschaft.de/, http://berlin.mae.ro/ Fax: 00-36-1-384-5535
E-mail: office@rumaenische-botschaft.de Website: http://budapesta.mae.ro/
(http://budapest.mae.ro)
Consular section E-mail: postmaster@roembbud.axelero.net
Phone: +49-30-212.39.555
E-mail: konsulat.berlin@rumaenische- Embassy of Romania in India
botschaft.de Address: A-47, Vasant Marg, Vasant
Vihar, New Delhi 110 057, India
Embassy of Romania in the United Phone: 0091-11 16.14.0447; 26.14.07.00;
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Fax: 0091-11-26.14.06.11
Ireland E-mail: embrom@airtelmail.in
Address: Arundel House, 4 Palace Green, Website: http://newdelhi.mae.ro/
Kensington, London W8 4QD
Phone: 0044 207 937 9666 Consular section
Fax: 0044 207 937 8069 Phone: 0091-11-26.14.16.63
Website: E-mail: visaromania@airtelmail.in
http://londra.mae.ro (http://london.mae.ro)
E-mail: roemb@roemb.co.uk Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Indonesia
Consular Section Address: Jl. Teuku Cik Di Tiro No. 42 A,
Address: M.E.I.C. House, 344 Kensington Menteng, Jakarta Pusat.
High Street, London W14 8NS Phone: (0062-21) 390.04.89; 310.62.40;
Phone: 00 44 207 602 9777; 00 44 207 602 392.15.69
9662 Fax: (0062-21) 310.62.41
Fax: 00 44 020 76024229 E-mail: romind@indosat.net.id
E-mail: consulara@roemb.co.uk romind@cbn.net.id

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Embassy of Romania in the Islamic Embassy of Romania in the Italian
Republic of Iran Republic
Address: 22 Shahid Meshki (Fakhrabad), Address: Via Nicolo Tartaglia, 36, 00197
Ave. Baharestan, Teheran ROMA
Phone: (009821) 7753.90.41; 7764.75.70 Phone: (0039) 06.808.45.29
Fax: (009821) 7753.52.91 (0039) 06.807.88.07
E-mail: ambrotehran@parsonline.net (0039) 06.808.35.37
Consular Section - phone: (009821) (0039) 06.806.87.777
7753.46.58 Fax: (0039) 06.808.49.95
Economic Section - phone: (009821) E-mail: amdiroma@roembit.org
7752.58.19 Web: http://www.roembit.org/; http://rom
a.mae.ro/
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Iraq Consular Section
Address: Arassat Al-Hindia Street, Hay Address: Via del Serafico, 69 - 75, 00142
Babel Mahalla 929, Zuqaq 31, ROMA
Nr. 452/A, Baghdad, P.O.Box 2571 Phone: (0039) 06.51.53.11.55
Phone: 00-964-1-778.28.60; 00-964-1- (0039) 06.51.53.09.87
778.29.04 (0039) 06.51.95.68.09
Fax: 00-964-1-778.75.53 (0039) 06.51.96.52.68
E-mail: ambrobagd@yahoo.com (0039) 06.51.93.447
(0039) 06.50.43.402
Embassy of Romania in Ireland (0039) 06.51.53.03.15
Address: 26 Waterloo Road, Dublin 4 Phone special: (0039) 345 230 24 89
Phone: (00 353 1) 6681 275 Fax: (0039) 06.51.53.11.51
Fax: (00 353. 1) 6681-761 E-mail: secretariat.consulara@roembit.org
Website: http://dublin.mae.ro
E-mail: ambrom@eircom.net Embassy of Romania in Japan
Address: 106-0031 Tokyo-to, Minato-ku,
Embassy of Romania in the State of Nishi-Azabu, 3-16-19
Israel Phone: 00-81-3-34.79.03.11; 00-81-3-
Address: 24 Adam Hacohen St., Tel Aviv, 34.79.18.04; 00-81-3-34.79.04.11
Cod.p. 64585 Fax: 00-81-3-34.79.03.12
Phone: +972-3-522 9472; Website: http://tokyo.mae.ro
+972-3-529 0611 (direct); E-mail: office@ambrom.jp
+972-3-529 0613 (direct);
+972-3-529 0777 (direct); Embassy of Romania in the Hashemite
+972-3-529 0948 (direct). Kingdom of Jordan
Fax: 00-972-3-524.73.79 Address: 33, Al-Madeenah al-Munawarah-
Website: http://telaviv.mae.ro Str., PO BOX 2869, Amman 11181
E-mail: office_romania@bezeqint.net Phone: 00-962-6-581.34.23; 00-962-6-
581.34.60
Consular section Fax: 00-962-6-581.25.21
Address: 24 Adam Hacohen St., Tel Aviv, E-mail: ambro@orange.jo;
Cod.p. 64585 roemb@orange.jo; ropolitical@orange.jo;
Phone: +972-3-524 4644, int. 12 rocultural@orange.jo;
Fax: +972-3-524 7379 rodefense@orange.jo; rotrade@orange.jo;
E-mail: consul_romania@bezeqint.net roseciv@orange.jo; roadmin@orange.jo
Consular section
Phone: 00-962-6-581.26.27
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Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Phone: (218)(21) 361.52.95; (218)(21)
Kazakhstan 361.29.12
Address: Astana, str. Saraişâk (ул. Fax: (218)(21) 360.75.97
Сарайшык) nr. 28 E-mail: ambaromatrip@hotmail.com
Phone: 007.7172.28.62.01;
007.7172.28.60.44 Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Fax: 007.7172.28.62.03 Lithuania
E-mail: amb@rom.ricc.kz Address: Vivulskio 19, LT- 03115,
Vilnius, Lithuania
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Phone: +370 (5) 2310557
Kenya Phone Consular Section: +370 (5) 2310552
Address: Eliud Mathu, Runda, Nairobi Phone Economic Affairs: +370 (5)
Phone: 00.254.20/712.31.09; 712.06.07 2310553
Fax: 00.254.20. 712.20.61 Fax: +370 (5) 2310652
Phone Charge d'Affaires: Web: http://vilnius.mae.ro
00.254.20.712.30.79; 00.254.722.97.33.50 E-mail: ambromania@romania.lt
E-mail:
secretariat@romanianembassy.co.ke Embassy of Romania in the Grand
E-mail consular section: Duchy of Luxembourg
consulara@romanianembassy.co.ke Address: 41, Boulevard de la Petrusse, L-
2320 Luxembourg
Embassy of Romania in the Democratic Phone: 00-352-455159; 00-352-455151
People's Republic of Korea Consular section: 00352-26458164
Address: Pyongyang City, Munhengdong Fax: 00-352-455163
Phone: 00-850-2-381-7336 Website: http://luxemburg.mae.ro
E-mail: ambrophe@gmail.com (http://luxembourg.mae.ro)
E-mail: ambroum@pt.lu
Embassy of Romania in Kuwait
Address: Keifan, AREA 4, MOONA Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Street, House 34, Kuwait Macedonia
P.O. BOX Kaifan 13574 Code 35152 Address: Rajko Jinzifov nr.42 Skopje,
Phone: 00-965-2484 50,79; 2484.34.19; Republica Macedonia
2484.94.85 Phone: 00 389-2/3228-055; 3228-057;
Fax: 00-965-2484.89.29 3228-058
E-mail: ambsa@kems.net Fax: 00 389-2/3228-036
E-mail: romanamb@cadis.net.mk
Embassy of Romania in the Lebanese Website: http://skopje.mae.ro
Republic
Address: Route du Palais Présidentiel, Embassy of Romania in Malaysia
Baabda, Liban Address: 114, Jalan Damai (Off Jalan
Phone: 00-961-5-924.848; 00-961-5- Ampang)
924.849 55000 Kuala Lumpur
Fax: 00-961-5-924.747 Phone: 00-60-3-21423172; 00-60-3-
E-mail: romembey@inco.com.lb 21482065
website: http://beirut.mae.ro Fax: 00-60-3-21448713
E-mail: roemb@streamyx.com
Embassy of Romania in the Great
Socialist People's Libyan Arab
Jamahiriya
Address: Ali Bin Talib Street (Ben Ashour
Area)
P.O. Box: 4747, 5085
70
Embassy of Romania in the United Economic Section: 0031-70-355.73.69
Mexican States Fax: 0031-70-354.15.87
Address: Calle Sofocles no. 311, Colonia Website: http://www.roembassy-
Polanco, hague.ew.ro/; http://haga.mae.ro/
Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo 11.560 E-mail: roembnl@xs4all.nl
Mexico
Phone: 0052 55 5280 0447; 0052-55-5280 Embassy of Romania in the Federal
0197; Republic of Nigeria
Fax: 0052-55-5280 0343 Address: No.76, Plot 498, Nelson Mandela
E-mail: ambromaniei@prodigy.net.mx Street, Asokoro, Abuja
Site web: http://www.rumania.org.mx/ Phone: 00234 9 314.23.04
Fax: 00234 9 314.23.06
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of E-mail: romnig@gmail.com;
Moldova romembabuja@yahoo.com
Address: Str. Bucureşti 66/1, Chişinău, Site web: http://www.romnig.com/
Cod: 277.012
Website: http://chisinau.mae.ro/ Embassy of Romania in the Kingdom of
E-mail: ambrom@moldnet.md Norway
Phone: +373-22-211.813; +373-22- Address: Oscars gate 51, 0244 Oslo,
213.037 Norway
Fax: +373-22-228.129 Phone: 0047-22-441512 / 561237
Fax: 0047-22-431674
Consular section Website: http://oslo.mae.ro
Address: Str. Grigore Ureche Nr.2, E-mail: oslo@mae.ro
Chișinău
Embassy of Romania in the Islamic
Phone: (00373 22) 26.07.20; 26.07.50
Republic of Pakistan
Fax: (00373 22) 26.07.40
Address: House no.13, Street 88, Ramna G
E-mail: ambrom10@starnet.md
6/3, Islamabad
Phone:
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of 0092.51.282.65.14; 0092.51.282.54.57;
Montenegro 0092.51.282.16.73
Address: Ulica Vukice Mitrovic, br.
Fax: 00-92-51-2826515
40, 81000 Podgorica
E-mail: romania@isb.comsats.net.pk ;
Phone: +382 20 618 040 / +382 20 618
amb.rom.isb@gmail.com
041
E-mail consular section:
Fax: +382 20 655 081
csromania2007@gmail.com
E-mail: ambs.romania.mne@cg.yu
Embassy of Romania in the Kingdom of Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Morocoo Peru
Address: 10, Rue d'Ouezzané, Rabat Address: Avenida Jorge Basadre no.690,
Phone: (+212 37) 724.694; 738.611 San Isidro, Lima 27
Fax: (+212 37) 700.196 Phone: 00-51-1-422.45.87; 440.93.96
Website: http://rabat.mae.ro/ Fax: 00-51-1-421.06.09
E-mail: amb.roumanie@menara.ma E-mail: ambrom@terra.com.pe
Ambassador: Mr. Stefan COSTIN
Embassy of Romania in the Kingdom of
the Netherlands
Address: Catsheuvel 55, 2517 KA, The
Hague
Phone: 0031-70-354.37.96;
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Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Embassy of Romania in the Russian
the Philippines Federation
Address: 1216 Acacia Road, Dasmarinas Address: Mosfilmovskaia Ulita, Dom 64,
Village, Makati, Metro Manila Moskva
Republic of the Philippines Phone: 00-7499-143.04.24; 00-7499-
Phone: 632-8439014 143.04.27; 00-7499-143.04.30
Fax: 632-8439063 Fax: 00-7499-143.04.49
E-mail: amarom@zpdee.net E-mail: ambasada@orc.ru
E-mail - Economic Section: website: http://moscova.mae.ro
romtrade@zpdee.net
Embassy of Romania in the Kingdom of
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Saudi Arabia
Poland Address: Riyadh, King Fahad Quarter,
Address: ul. Chopina 10, 00-559 Amin Al Rehany Street,Villa no.8
Warszawa PO Box: 94319 - Riyadh - 11693
Phone: (004822) 628.31.56 Phone: 00966-1-263.04.56
E-mail: ambassador@roembassy.com.pl Fax: 00966-1-456.99.85
E-mail: office@embrom.org.sa
Phone Consular Section: (004822) Consular Section
621.59.83 Telefon: 00966-1-456.62.05
Phone Economic Section: (004822) E-mail: consular@embrom.org.sa
628.33.00
Fax: (004822) 628.52.64, 628.93.78 Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
E-mail: embassy@roembassy.com.pl Serbia
Web site: http://varsovia.mae.ro/ Address: Uzicka nr. 10, Dedinje, Belgrad,
cod 10400
Embassy of Romania in the Portuguese Phone: 00-38-111-367.57.72
Republic Fax: 00-38-111-367.57.71
Address: Rua de São Caetano 5 (Lapa), Web: http://belgrad.mae.ro
1200-828 Lisboa E-mail: embassy@romania.org.yu;
Phone: 00-351-21-396.88.12; 00351-21- ambelgro@infosky.net
397.99.82
Fax: 00-351-21-396.09.84 Consular section
Website: http://lisabona.mae.ro Address: Miloja Djaka, nr. 1c, Dedinje,
(http://lisbon.mae.ro) Belgrad, cod 10.400
E-mail: ambrom@mail.telepac.pt Phone: 00-38-111-367.03.61; 367.03.62;
367.07.98; 367.24.66
Embassy of Romania in the State of E-mail: consular@romania.org.yu
Qatar
Address: Ibn Roshd Street, No. 40, Dafna Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Area, Doha Senegal
P.O.Box 22511 Address: Point E, Rue A x 9A (Rue A
Phone: + 974 493.48.48; 493.03.69 Prolongée), Dakar, Sénégal, B.P. 3171,
Fax: + 974 493.47.47 3212.
Section consular: + 974 587.66.06 Phone: (00221)33 825.19.13, 33 825.20.68
E-mail: romamb@qatar.net.qa Fax: (00221) 33 824.91.90
Consular section
Phone: (00221) 33 824 81 57
Fax: (00221) 33 824 91 90
E-mail: romania.consul@orange.sn
Web: http://dakar.mae.ro
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Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Consular Section
Singapore Address: La Vaguada-Fuencarral, Avda.
Address: 48 Jalan Haron Setangkai 258827 Cardenal Herrera Oria, nr.134, Madrid
Phone: (0065) 64683424; 64683425; (00 28034
65) 6468 5828 Phone: 0034 649 656 032; 0034 91 345 12
Fax: (0065) 64683425 44;0034 91 359 78 95 ;0034 91 734 01 82;
Economic Section: 93803702 0034 91 734 29 93; 0034 91 734 57 91;
E-mail: comofrom@starhub.net.sg 0034 91 734 32 90; 0034 91 734 57 75;
0034 91 735 17 01; 0034 91 734 56 67;
Embassy of Romania in the Slovak 0034 91 372 08 32
Republic Fax: 914.165.025
Address: Frana Krala 11, 811.05 Bratislava E-mail:
Phone: 00-421-2-524.91.665; 00-421-2- secretariado@consuladoderumania.e.telefo
524.93.562 nica.net
Fax: 00-421-2-524.44.056
Site Web: http://bratislava.mae.ro Embassy of Romania in Colombo
E-mail: ro-embassy@ba.sknet.sk Address: 9 - 11, Queen‘s Terrace,
E-mail (Economic section): ro- Colombo 03
economic@.sknet.sk Phone: + 94-11-2.50.50.05
Fax: 0094-11- 250.50.06
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of E-mail : romania@sltnet.lk
Slovenia Site Web:
Address: Smrekarjeva 33a, 1107 Ljubliana www.colombo.mae.ro, http://www.romani
Phone: 00-386-1-505.82.94; 00386-1- a.lk/
505.73.35; 00-386-40.23.30.21
Fax: 00-386-1-5055432 Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Website: http://ljubljana.mae.ro/; Sudan
http://www.romanianembassy.si/ Address: Kafouri Area - Kassala Road,
E-mail: embassy.of.romania@siol.net Plot 172/173 Khartoum North, Khartoum,
P.O. Box 1494
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Phone: 00249-185-33.81.14
South Africa Fax: 00249-185-34.14.97
Address: 117 Charles Street, Brooklyn, E-mail: ambro_khartoum@hotmail.com
0181 (khartoum_emb@yahoo.com;
P.O. Box 11295, Hatfield, 0028 ambromania@sudanmail.net)
Phone: 0027-12-4606941 / 4606940
Fax: 0027-12-4606947 Embassy of Romania in the Kingdom of
E-mail: romembsa@global.co.za Sweden
Address: Ostermalmsgatan 36, Box 26043,
Embassy of Romania in the Kingdom of 100 41 Stockholm, Sweden
Spain Phone: 0046-8-10.86.03; 00468 -
Address: Avenida de Alfonso XIII nr.157, 20.99.27; 00468 - 20.99.26;
Madrid 28016 - Espana 00468 - 20.56.74
Phone: 0034 609 069 983; 00 34 91 350 18 Fax: 0046-8-10.28.52
81 Website: http://stockholm.mae.ro/
Fax: 0034-91-345.29.17 E-mail: info@romanianembassy.se
Website: http://madrid.mae.ro
E-mail: secretariat@embajadaderumania.es

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Embassy of Romania in the Swiss Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Confederation Tunisia
Address: Kirchenfeldstrasse 78, 3005 Address: 18, Avenue d'Afrique, El Menzah
Berne V, BP-57-1004 TUNIS
Phone: 00-41-31-352 35 22; 00-41-31-352 Phone: 00216-71-766.926
53 00 Fax: 00216-71-767.695
Fax: 00-41-31-352 64 55 Website: http://www.ambassade-
E-mail: ambasada@roamb.ch roumanie.intl.tn/
Website: http://berna.mae.ro (http://bern.m E-mail: ambroum@planet.tn
ae.ro)
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Consular Section Turkey
Address: Brunnadernstrasse 20, 3006 Address: Bükres Sok.No.4, 06680
Berne Çankaya, Ankara
Phone: 00-41-31-352 35 21; 00-41- 31-351 Phone: 009.0312/466.37.06;
48 90 009.0312/427.12.43
Fax: 00-41-31-352 35 51 Fax: 009.0312/427.15.30
E-mail: consulat@roamb.ch Website: http://www.roembtr.org/
Economic Section E-mail: romanyabyk@dsl.ttmail.com
Address: Brunnadernstrasse 20, 3006
Berne Consular section
Phone: 00-41-31-352 35 46 Address: Borazan Sok. No.7, GOP, Ankara
Fax: 00-41-31-351 82 28 Phone : 009.0312/468.12.91;
E-mail: economic@roamb.ch 009.0312/447.79.40; 009.0312/447.79.56;
009.0312/447.79.18 (9.00- 18.00);
Embassy of Romania in the Syrian Arab 009.0312/447.79.45 (18.00- 9.00)
Republic Fax : 009.0312/468.12.92
Address: 8, Rue Ibrahim Hanano, P.O. Box
4454, Damascus Embassy of Romania in Turkmenistan
Phone: 00-963-11-332.75.70; 00-963-11- Address: Myati Kosayew 122, Ashgabat,
332.75.72 Turkmenistan.
Mobile: 00-963-932.809.768 Phone:+99312 34 76 55 ; +99312 34 76 33
Fax: 00-963-11-332.75.71 Fax: + 99312 34 76 20 – secretariat;
Consular Section: phone 00-963-11- Mobile: + 99366 91 69 59 – consul;
335.101.80; 00-963-11-335.101.81, fax: E-mail: ashabat@mae.ro
00-963-11-335.101.81
Embassy of Romania in Ukraine
E-mail: damascamb@gmail.com Address: Ul. Mihaila Kotziubinskogo nr.8;
Embassy of Romania in the Kingdom of Kiev 01030
Thailand Phone: (0038 044) 234.52.61/234.00.40
Address: 20/1, Soi Rajakhru, Phaholyothin Fax: (0038 044) 235.20.25
Soi 5, Website: http://kiev.mae.ro
Phaholyothin Road, Phayathai, Bangkok E-mail: romania@adamant.net
10400
Consular Section
Phone: 00-66-2-617.15.51
Address: Belinski, nr.5A, Kiev
Fax: 00-66-2-617.11.13
Phone: 0038(044) 238.22.01; 238.22.02;
E-mail: romembkk@ksc.th.com
238.22.03, 238.23.05
Fax: 238.22.05
E-mail: konsulamb.kiev.ro@adamant.net

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Embassy of Romania in the United Arab Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Emirates Uzbekistan
Address: 2nd Str., Nr.9, W(14/1) plot Address: Str. Rejametova nr. 44
No.13 at Al Rodha Area P.O.Box 70416, A, Taşkent
Abu Dhabi Phone: (+99871) -252.63.55; 252.68.88
Phone.: 00971/2/44 59 919 Fax: (+99871) 120.75.67
Fax: 00971/2/44 61 143 E-mail: romanian_embassy@sarkor.uz;
consular@romania.uz
Consular Section: 00971/2/44 61 158 Web: http://www.romania.uz/
E-mail: romaniae@emirates.net.ae
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Economic Councilor's Office Venezuela
Address: Jumeirah Al-Sherif No.356/17 Address: 4-a Avenida de Altamira, entre 8-
P.O.Box 73 765, Dubai a y 9-a Transversales,
Phone.: 0091/4/39.40.580 Quinta Guardatinajas, No. 49-19, Chacao.
Fax: 00971/4/39.40.992
Phone: 0058-212-261.94.80; 0058-212-
E-mail: romcons@emirates.net.ae
264.12.26; 0058-212-263.71.61
Embassy of Romania in United States of Fax: 0058-212-263.56.97
America E-mail: ambasadaccs@cantv.net
Address: 1607-23rd Street NW,
Embassy of Romania in the Socialist
Washington DC 20008
Republic of Vietnam
Phone: (01-202)
Address: 5 Le Hong Phong Street, Hanoi
232.36.94; 332.48.46; 332.48.48
Phone: 00-84-43-845.20.14
332.48.29; 232 6634; 387.69.01
Fax: 00-84-43-843.09.22
Fax: (01 - 202) 232.47.48
E-mail: romambhan@fpt.vn
E-mail: office@roembus.org
Commercial Section - Phone: 00-84-43-
Website: http://www.roembus.org
733.83.31;
Economic Section: (01 - 202) 232 6593 E-mail: rombcehan@fpt.vn
Military Section : (01 - 202) 234 6206
Embassy of Romania in the Republic of
Embassy of Romania in the Oriental Zimbabwe
Republic of Uruguay Address: 105, Fourth Street, Corner Josiah,
Address: Echevarriarza 3452, Montevideo- Chinamano Harare, P.O. Box 4797
Uruguay Phone: 00-263-4-790559; 700853;790116;
Phone: +598 2 622 01 35; +598 2 622 08 091-276646
76; +598 99 645 344 Fax: 00-263-4-725.493
Fax: +598 2 622 06 85 E-mail: romemb@cybersatafrica.com
E-mail: ambromvd@adinet.com.uy

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7. ROMANIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTES

Romanian Cultural Institute in Romanian Cultural Institute in


Bucharest Seghedin
Address: Aleea Alexandru, nr. 38, Address: Dugonics tér 2, 6720
011824, Bucharest, Romania
Szeged, Magyarország
Phone: 004 031 71 00 606
Phone/Fax: 004 031 71 00 607 Tel.: 0036 625 50 321
E-mail: icr@icr.ro Fax.: 0036 625 50 320
Web site: www.icr.ro E-mail: rki.szeged@invitel.hu
Website:
1. Romanian Cultural Institute http://www.icr.ro/seghedin/
"Titu Maiorescu" in Berlin
(Rumänisches Kulturinstitut "Titu 4. Romanian Cultural Institute in
Maiorescu") Istambul
Addresse: Koenigsallee 20 A, Address: Siraselviler Cad., 55,
14193 BERLIN Taksim, Beyoglu, 34433, Istanbul
Phone: 0049 (0) 30 890 61 987 Phone/Fax: (+90212)292 43 45
Fax: 0049 (0)30 890 61 988 Website: www.icr.ro
E-mail: office@rokultur.de E-mail : icr.istanbul@icr.ro
Web site: www.rki-berlin.de
5. Romanian Cultural Institute in
2. Romanian Information Center in Lisbon
Brussels (Instituto Cultural Romeno)
Address: 107 Rue Gabrielle 1180 Address: Rua António Cândido no.
Bruxelles 18 1050-076 Lisboa
Phone: +32 2 344 41 45 Phone: 21-353.70.60/21-352.72.17
Fax: + 32 2 344 24 79 Fax: 21-356.32.16
Web: www.roinfocentre.be Website:
(crib.mae.ro) http://www.icr.ro/Filiala/Default.as
E-mail: office@roinfocentre.be px?FilialaID=5
Email: icrl.dir@mail.ptprime.pt ;
3. Romanian Cultural Institute in icrl.geral@mail.ptprime.pt
Budapest
Address: Budapest, Izso utca 5, 6. Romanian Cultural Institute in
1146 Budapest XIV London
Phone: 00-36-1-383.26.93 Address: 1 Belgrave Square, SW1
Fax: 00-36-1-383.53.45. X8PH, Londra, UK
E-mail: Phone: + 44 (0) 207 752 01 34
romankulturalis.intezet@chello.hu Fax: + 44 (0) 207 235 03 83
Website: http://www.icr.ro/ Website: http://www.icr-
london.co.uk/
E-mail: office@icr-london.co.uk

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7. Romanian Cultural Institute in Phone: 00-39-06-320.80.24 ; 00-
Madrid 39-06-320.15.94;
Address: C/ Marques de Urquijo, 00-39-06-977.49.813; 00-39-06-
47, 1-dcha., 28008 Madrid, España 977.49.814; 00-39-06-977-49.815
Phone: (0034) 917 589 289; Fax: 00-39-06-3216964
Fax: (0034) 915 590 135 E-mail: accadromania@tin.it;
E-mail: icrmadrid@icr.ro accadromania@accadromania.it;
website: www.icr.ro accadromania@hotmail.com
Website: www.accadromania.it
8. Romanian Cultural Institute in
New York 12. Romanian Cultural Institute in
Address: 200 East 38th Street, New Stockholm
York NY 10016 Postal address: Box 2336, 103 18
Phone: 212-6870180 Stockholm
Fax: 212-6870181 Visiting address: Skeppsbron 20,
E-mail: icrny@icrny.org 111 30 Stockholm
Website: http://www.icrny.org/ Phone: 0040 8-20 76 00, 0040 8-20
76 06, 0040 8-20 76 08
9. Romanian Cultural Institute in E-mail: info@rkis.se
Paris Site web: http://www.rkis.se/
Address: 1, Rue de l‘Exposition
75007 Paris 13. Romanian Cultural Institute in
Phone: 00-33-1-47.05.15.31 Israel
Fax: 00-33-1-47.05.15.50 Address: 8 Shaul Hamelech St.,
E-mail : institut@institut- 64733 Tel Aviv, Israel
roumain.org Phone.: +972-3-696 17 46
Site web: www.institut- Fax: +972-3-691 12 05
roumain.org E-mail: office@icrtelaviv.org
Web: http://www.icr.ro/tel-aviv/
10. Romanian Cultural Institute in
Prague 14. Romanian Cultural Institute in
Address: Anglicka 26, 120 00 Venice
Praga 2 (Istituto Romeno di Cultura e
Phone: 00420 - 222 522 865; 00420 Ricerca Umanistica di Venezia)
- 222 523 096 Address: Palazzo Correr (Campo
Fax: 00420 - 222 522 778 Santa Fosca)
E-mail: praga@icr.ro Cannaregio 2214, 30121
Web site: www.icr.ro; Phone: 00-39-041-5242309; 00-39-
www.rumunskoprovas.cz. 041-5242057
Fax: 0039-041-715331
11. Accademia di Romania in Roma E-mail: istiorga@tin.it
Address: Valle Giulia, Piazza José Website: http://www.icr.ro/
de San Martin 1, 00197 Rome

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15. Romanian Cultural Institute in 16. Romania Cultural Institute in
Vienna Warsaw
Address: Argentinierstraβe 39, (Rumuński Instytut Kultury)
1040 Wien Address: ul. Krakowskie
Phone: 0043-1-319 10. 81 Przedmieście 47/51, 00-071
Fax: 0043-1-505.14.32. Warszawa
E-mail: office@rkiwien.at Phone/fax: +48 22 828 12 78
Website: www.icr.ro E-mail: warszawa@icr.ro
Site web: http://www.icr.ro/

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8. DISCOVERING ROMANIA

Castles & Fortresses of Romania

Biertan Fortified Church, Harman Fortified Church, Bran Castle, Peleș Castle in
Sinaia, Calnic Fortified Church, Prejmer Fortified Church, Cisnădie Fortified Church,
Râșnov Fortress, Corvinești Castle in Hunedoara, Saschiz Fortified Church, Cristian
Fortified Church, Valea Viilor Fortified Church, Dârjiu Fortified Church, Viscri
Fortified Church, Făgăraș Fortress

Romania‘s collection of castles and fortresses perhaps best illustrates the rich medieval
heritage of the country. While castles built from the 14th to the 18th centuries are strong and
austere fortresses, built mainly for defense against invaders, those erected beginning in the
late 1800s are imposing and luxurious. The most popular include the 14th century Corvinești
Castle, built on the site of a former Roman camp, the elegant 19th century Peleș Castle with
its 160 rooms filled with priceless European art and, of course, the Bran Castle, built in the
mid-1300s.

Universal literature found valuable sources of inspiration in some of Romania's


castles, the most famous novels written about them being "The Castle from the Carpathians"
by Jules Verne and "Dracula" by Bram Stoker.
As a result, of almost nine centuries of Saxon presence, Transylvania, located in
central Romania, claims a cultural and architectural heritage unique in Europe. This region is
home to nearly 200 Saxon villages, churches and fortifications built between the 13th and
15th centuries. Seven of the fortified Saxon churches (in Biertan, Calnic, Dârjiu, Prejmer,
Saschiz, Valea Viilor, and Viscri) were designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. A
visit to these quaint villages, placed amidst lush farmland and green rolling hills, will give you
a taste of the long-gone medieval times.

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The Danube Delta (Delta Dunării) - A UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site

The mighty Danube River flows 1,788 miles from its springs in Germany‘s Black
Forest to the Black Sea. Just before reaching the sea it forms the second largest and best
preserved of Europe's deltas: 2,200 square miles of rivers, canals, marshes, tree-fringed lakes
and reed islands. The Danube Delta is a wildlife enthusiast‘s (especially a bird watcher‘s)
paradise.

Travelers can spend a few days exploring its passages, teaming with the highest
concentration of bird colonies in all of Europe. The maze of canals bordered by thatch,
willows and oaks entangled in lianas, offers the perfect breeding ground for countless species
of birds, some of them from as far away as China and Africa. Millions of Egyptian white
pelicans arrive here every spring to raise their young, while equal numbers of Arctic geese
come here to escape the harsh winters of Northern Europe.

Some 300 species of birds make Danube‘s Delta their home, including cormorants,
white tailed eagles and glossy ibises. The bird watching season lasts from early spring to late
summer. Birds are not the only inhabitants of the Delta. There is also a rich community of fish
and animals, from wildcats, foxes and wolves, to even an occasional boar or deer. Altogether,
3,450 animal species can be seen here, as well as nearly 1,700 plant species.

Access

The Delta can be explored as part of a Danube River Cruise, or on day trips and boat
excursions from Tulcea which has good hotels, restaurants specializing in fish dishes and the
Museum of the Danube Delta.

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Medieval Towns

Sighișoara – the exquisite town, perfectly intact and the only European Medieval
town lived continuously from 15th century.

Sibiu – designated European Capital of Culture in 2007, the town retains the grandeur
of its earlier days when rich and powerful guilds dominated regional trade.

Central Romania encompasses what is popularly known as Transylvania – a place that


immediately brings to mind the legend of Count Dracula. While the legend is certainly
intriguing and a genuine tourist attraction, the region has much more to offer. Some of
Europe‘s best-preserved medieval towns, most notably Sighișoara, Brașov and Sibiu, are
located here.

Visitors can marvel at Transylvania‘s unique architectural treasures, such as castles,


fortified churches and centuries-old houses, while exploring sites where more than 900 years
ago Saxon craftsmen and merchants established powerful and rich citadels.

During the middle of the 12th century Saxons came to the area from the Luxembourg,
Lorraine, Moselle, Rhine and Wallonia regions of northwestern Europe. They called their new
home ―Siebenburgen” after the seven major walled towns they built here: Bistrița (Bistritz),
Brașov (Kronstadt), Cluj-Napoca (Klausenburg), Mediaș (Mediasch), Sebeș (Mühlbach),
Sibiu (Hermannstadt), Sighișoara (Schassburg).

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National Parks

The Bicaz Gorges are famous for their 1000 ft.


limestone rocks towering over narrow roads and passes. The road that slices through the Bicaz
Gorges (Cheile Bicazului) is among Romania's most stunning and spectacular.

Apuseni Natural Park, Bicazului Gorges – Hășmas National Park, Călimani


National Park, Ceahlău National Park, Piatra Craiului National Park, Retezat National
Park

Romania‘s national and natural parks, displaying a unique variety of landscapes,


vegetation and wildlife, protect some of the largest remaining areas of pristine forest in
Europe. Grasslands, gorges, subterranean caves, volcanic lakes, and extensive river network
add to the richness of the park system that also includes the Danube Delta, a UNESCO
Biosphere Reserve and Europe‘s largest wetland.

The Oaș – Harghita range in the Carpathian Mountains is the longest volcanic
mountain chain in Europe.
The 3500-year old Scărișoara glacier, located in the Bihor Mountains – 90 miles
southwest of Cluj-Napoca - has a volume of 2,649,000 cubic feet (75,000 cubic metres),
making it the second largest European underground glacier, after the Eisriesenwelt ice cave in
Austria.

Romania‘s diverse natural landscapes offer numerous choices for exciting outdoor
experiences. Travelers can walk through serene alpine meadows covered with scores of
wildflowers, trek around glacial lakes, take in the lush-green scenery while horse riding or
mountain biking, climb curious rock formations, photograph fossil traces of 15,000-year old
cave-bear species, track gold eagles or other rare birds, study endangered flora, wander in the
countryside, picnic in the fields, try your hand at traditional crafts, - or just relax in the home
of a village family and sample wholesome, country fare with homemade wine and plum
brandy.

Adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts who hear the call of the wild can add these
unique experiences to the top of their activities list:

» Spotting wild egrets, Dalmatian pelicans, glossy ibises or some other 300 species of
birds in the Danube Delta;

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» Rock climbing the unusual-shaped rocks Pietrele Doamnei in the Rarău
Mountains;

» Visiting the Scărisoara ice cave in the Apuseni Natural Park – the
153.6 ft. deep entrance shaft leads to some impressive ice structures, including spectacular six
meters high ice stalagmites;

» Exploring the Berca mud volcanoes near Buzău – a stark lunar landscape of
erupting mud;

» Taking the Sky Highway challenge — a trek around the Capra glacier lake in the
Făgăraș Mountains;

» Paddling through the frothy waves of the Crișul Repede and Bistrița rivers;

» Trekking Retezat, the rockiest mountain massif of the country, home to more than
80 glacial lakes and over three hundred flower species;

» Watching wolves at play in the natural park of Vânători-Neamț in the Stânișoara


Mountains, once the hunting ground of Stephen the Great;

» Horse riding in the Călimani National Park, well known for its volcanic bizarre
shapes, traces of old craters, and the largest volcanic caldera in Carpathians;

» Completing an exciting multi-day hike along the main ridge of the Făgăraș
Mountains - one of the longest continuous high mountain traverses in Europe, taking you
over three of Romania's highest peaks (Moldoveanu - 8,346 ft.; Negoiu - 8,317 ft.; and Vistea
Mare - 8,291 ft.).

National parks encompass extensive areas of particular geographical interest or


outstanding natural beauty. They have an important conservation role and offer protection to
many rare species of animals and plants. In addition to nature conservation, Romania‘s natural
parks also play an important role in preserving local customs, traditional crafts, historical
settlement patterns, and regional architecture. Most of Romania‘s national parks have
arrangements for outdoor activities with a network of marked paths and trails and overnight
accommodation in either staffed lodges or local guesthouses. In vulnerable areas where it is
desirable to limit the impact of visitors, paths and accommodation are minimal.

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The Painted Monasteries of Bucovina

Arbore Church, Humor Monastery, Moldovița Monastery, Pătrăuți Church, Probota


Church, St. George Church, Sucevița Monastery, Voroneț Monastery

Among the most picturesque treasures of Romania are the Painted Monasteries of
Bucovina (in northeastern Romania). Their painted exterior walls are decorated with
elaborate 15th and 16th century frescoes featuring portraits of saints and prophets, scenes
from the life of Jesus, images of angels and demons, and heaven and
hell.

Deemed masterpieces of Byzantine art, these churches are one-


of-a-kind architectural sites in Europe.

Whether you are interested in religion, history, art or


architecture, you will be intrigued by the construction and decor —
exterior and interior — of these edifices.

The best-preserved are the monasteries in Humor, Moldovița, Pătrăuți, Probota,


Suceava, Sucevița, and Voroneț. Another, a small church, is located in the village of Arbore.
Seven of the churches were placed on UNESCO‘s World Heritage list in 1993. The eighth,
Sucevița, is awaiting sanction to be added on the list.

The Monastery of Moldovița, located in the village of


Vatra Moldoviței, was built by Petru Rareș in 1532.
The Siege of Constantinople frescoes were inspired by a
poem dedicated to the Virgin Mary in thanksgiving for her
intervention in saving the city of Constantinople from a
Persian attack in A.D. 626. In a wonderful political spin,
considering the Ottoman threat to Moldavia in the 1500s,
the Siege on the walls of Moldovița Church depicts the enemy as turbaned Turks rather than
Persians.

Another stunning representation depicts the Tree of Jesse,


representing Christ‘s genealogy, a wide-spread iconographical
theme in Europe during the Middle Ages.

Built in 1487 and dedicated to the Holy Cross, the


monastery at Pătrăuți is the oldest surviving religious site
founded by Stephen the Great. Mural paintings, dating from
around 1550, can still be admired on the west façade.

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Built by Bogdan the 3rd and his son, Stefaniță Vodă, between 1514 and 1552 to serve
as the Metropolitan Church of Moldavia, Saint John the New Monastery is now the seat of
the Archbishop of Suceava and Rădăuți.

Saint George‘s Church houses the relics of Saint John the New, brought to Moldavia
by Alexandru cel Bun in 1415. The relics are placed in a silver casket, richly decorated with
scenes from the saint‘s life. The outstanding exterior frescoes, illustrating scenes from the
Old and New Testament, were completed in 1534 during the reign of Petru Rareș, a glorious
time in the era of religious murals.

High walls and heavily buttressed defensive towers surround the


great monastic complex of Sucevita, giving it the appearance of a
fortress. Founded in 1581 by Gheorghe Movilă, Bishop of Rădăuți, it
was later expanded by his brother, Ieremia, ruling prince of Moldavia,
who added massive ramparts and turrets.

Sucevița Monastery was the last of the 22 painted churches of


Bucovina and has the largest number of painted images.

Sucevița was a princely residence as well as a fortified monastery.


Today, the thick walls shelter a museum presenting an outstanding
collection of historical and art objects.

Perhaps the most famous and stunning of the painted


monasteries is Voroneț Monastery, founded in 1487 by Stephen
the Great to celebrate a victory over the Turks. Widely known
throughout Europe as "the Sistine Chapel of the East" due to its
interior and exterior wall paintings, this monastery offers an
abundance of frescoes featuring an intense shade of blue
commonly known as ‗Voronet blue.‘ The composition of the
paint continues to remain a mystery even now, more than 500 years after the church was built.

Voroneț Monastery was founded by Stephen the Great, ruling prince of Moldavia, to
fulfill a pledge to Daniil, a hermit who had encouraged him to chase the Turks from
Wallachia. After defeating the Turks, Stephen erected Voroneț in less than four months.

World Heritage Sites in Romania

Medieval towns, fortified churches, painted monasteries, wooden masterpieces and


ancient Dacian ruins are just some of the attractions that make up Romania‘s exceptional
cultural heritage. 25 of its beautifully preserved architectural gems have been included by
UNESCO in the World Cultural Heritage in acknowledgement of their natural, scenic and
monumental appeal. A tour of these sites is a good way to discover Romania‘s history, artistic
wealth and popular traditions. Each and every stop on this route will reveal a unique and
stunning location.

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Romanian cuisine
Romanian gastronomy is an expression of the geography and history of the country:
the landscape diversity provides Romanian housewives with a large variety of fruits,
vegetables and spices while the historical neighborhood of other ethnic groups has left a
colourful and tasty mark. So, Romanian cuisine is extremely diverse. In fact it is a mix up of
different dishes from several cultures it has come across during its stormy past, but it has
managed to maintain its own character and adapt the foreign recipes to local taste. It has been
greatly influenced by Balkan cuisine but it has retained some influences from other
neighbours‘ culinary traditions, such as Germans, Serbians, and Hungarians too.
Traditional Romanian spirits are very strong and we can include here the famous
palinca and țuica. Palinca is a traditional Transylvanian drink and it is a type of brandy,
usually made from plums, apples, pears or apricots and its alcohol content is at least 40% but
home made drinks can even reach 60% – 70% although their fruit flavour is still strong. Țuica
is another type of local brandy in Wallahia.

But Romania is also a great wine producer. In fact arheological findings and
historical documents place the beginning of wine culture on these lands some 4000 years
ago. High quality wines produced in this region were object of trade ever since ancient
times. Some of the most important vineyard centres are Dealu Mare, Pietroasa, Drăgășani,
Murfatlar, Cotnari, Odobești and some of the best Romanian wine varieties include
Tămâioasa Românească, Feteasca Alba, Feteasca Neagra, Jidvei, Galbena de Odobești,
Băbeasca, Busuioaca and many others.
Although each region has its own specific specialties, there are a few
characteristics of Romanian traditional cuisine.

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A lot of bread - since ancient times, Romanians have always been an agrarian society
and to worship agrarian and earth gods came natural to them. That is why cereals like wheat
have always played an important role in our life and in our cuisine too. Wheat and bread are
symbols of fertility and abundance, according to folk beliefs and this superstition is also
connected to the Orthodox religion where bread represents Jesus‘ body and that is why one
should never waste or throw away the ―holy bread‖.
People used to bake bread in different beautiful shapes – they could be round, twined
and criss-crossed according to the baker‘s imagination and had various names like colaci,
turte, turtite, impletite etc; usually women were the cooks in the family so they were the
authors of all these incredible models. Bread could also make good sweets – if the ―colaci‖ or
―turte‖ were cooked with sugar, honey, eggs or other spices and/or taped with walnuts, sugar,
honey or syrup.
An old custom – which is still valid in some villages today – was to welcome the
guests or visitors with bread and salt, as a symbol of hospitality – home backed bread has a
special flavour and it is both tasty and healthy.
Polenta (mămăligă) is a very popular Romanian dish made from boiled cornmeal. It
is traditionally a slowly cooked dish. It sometimes takes an hour or longer and constant
stirring is necessary. Polenta is considered the peasants‘ bread – it is thick, but not as
consistent as bread.
A lot of soups – you can find a lot of soup recipes in Romanian cuisine; some of
them are clear soups but some of them are thicker brods which are usually prepared with lots
of vegetables and these ones are called ―ciorbe‖ in Romanian.
Some of the most widely spread and appreciated clear soups are ―supa cu găluște‖
(this is a clear chicken soup served with a kind of semolina dumplings inside it) and ―supa cu
tăiței‖ - a chicken soup with noodles which were traditionally home made from flour (most of
the times wheat flour), eggs, salt and water. These soups may contain some vegetables like
carrots, celery, onions, potatoes and parsley or they can be very simple with only chicken
meat, semolina dumplings/noodles and spices – especially parsley and black pepper.

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―Ciorbe‖ are extremely diverse – one can prepare a ―ciorba‖ almost from everything.
Meat used for ―ciorbe‖ can be of any kind – pork, beef, chicken, lamb – and they usually
contain a mix up of vegetables. ―Ciorbe‖ are usually served with sour cream (―smăntână‖) in
Transylvania but there are several recipes of brods which for almost every restaurant or pub in
the country would let the client choose the way he wants to have the ―ciorba‖ served: with or
without sour cream.
The famous ―ciorba de perișoare‖ is such an example: this kind of meatball soup
cooked traditionally with vegetables like carrots, celery, tomatoes, onion, rice and parsley,
dill, black pepper has been brought by Turks centuries ago and it was adapted to local taste.
There is also a large variety of vegetable soups which can be especially for fast days
or not – if they are cooked with sour cream and/or eggs. There can be ―ciorbe‖ based on lentil,
beans, nettles, potatoes or orach but there are tens of recipes of vegetables soups in Romania.
A very appreciated soup is ―ciorba de fasole cu ciolan afumat‖ (bean soup with bone
smoked meat) which in some parts of Transylvania is served inside a bread pot (a round
thick well baked loaf of bread which was carved inside and had the soup poured down inside
it) instead of a classical soup plate – this might sound like a wacky thing for some people but I
can assure you the dish is extremely tasty and do not worry – the soup will not leak off the
table.
In Dobrogea (especially in the Danube Delta area) fish soup is at high esteem.
Another well known and popular Romanian dish is “mici” – they are a kind of
sausages with no gut cover which are grilled on a barbecue. They are usually served with
bread and mustard.

On the 20th of December – day called ―Ignat‖ – pigs in the farmers households are
being sacrificed so their organs and meat can be used for various Christmas dishes.

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Here are some special Christmas dishes, which can be easily found all over the
country:
 Cârnați – pork based sausages
 Caltaboși – a special type of sausages made from heart, liver, lungs and meat
 Piftie – pork based jelly (aspic) made of pork and leftover organs (such as ears or
snouts), garlic and sometimes vegetables like carrots, string beans
 Tobă - various cuttings of pork, liver boiled, diced and "packed" in pork stomach like
a salami
 Sarmale - rolls of cabbage pickled in brine and filled with minced meat, rice and
various spices and herbs. They can be served with sour cream and/or polenta. These are
probably the most well known Romanian dish.
 Cozonac – a special type of pannetone filled with a walnut squash and/or cocoa,
raisins, Turkish delight or with poppy squash (poppy seeds dried, smashed and boiled with
sugar and milk).

March specialties – Mucenicii – these kind of sweets are baked only once a year – on
the 9th of March – when Romanians feast the 44 Martyrs from Sevasta who were said to
had been Christian soldiers in the army of Roman emperor Licinius, who were imprisoned
and convicted to die in a cold lake – Sevasta – but God strengthened their will and their
bodies too so they would not die.
All ―Mucenici‖ have the shape of figure ―8‖ – a symbol of human body – and in the
southern part of Romania (Oltenia, Dobrogea) they are small pieces of pastry boiled in water
with sugar or honey, chopped walnuts and cinnamon. They are served as a sweet cold soup –
the liquid stands for Sevasta Lake… ingenious dish! In the northern parts of the country,
Moldavians only bake 8 shaped pieces of dough – simple or twined – honey them and
sprinkle walnuts on top. Absolutely delicious!

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Easter feast – there is always going to be lamb on the table for Easter! Lamb means
purity and a new life and it is also a symbol of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for humans‘ sins.
Lamb roast and sometimes lamb soup is eaten on the Easter day.

But for Easter there are also “sarmale” and “cozonac” on the table alongside of
other specialties as:
 Drob - a cooked mix of intestines, meat (traditionally lamb), eggs and fresh
vegetables, mainly green onion and dill
 Oua roșii (red painted eggs) – for Easter Romanians use to knock symbolically red
eggs (hard boiled eggs painted traditionally in red – but today people use different
colours) – red as Jesus‘ blood – saying ―Jesus has resurrected‖ and the answer is ―Yes,
indeed He has resurrected‖.
 Pasca – a nutty kind of cheesecake made only at Easter time – it is yummy but only
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Leisure
If you want to feel the Romanian party vibe, you can find local clubs and pubs, with
different sorts of music, like: house, Latin American, dance, jazz, rock, live music, a variety
which will make it pretty hard for you to decide.

If you want to go to Theatres or Opera, Romania has a diversified offer, such as:
 „I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre of
Bucharest
Address: Bd. Nicolae Balcescu, Nr. 2, District 1,
Bucharest - 010051
Phone: +4 (0) 313. 94. 37 ; Fax: +4 (0) 312. 31. 69
E-mail: contact@tncaragiale.ro
Web-site: www.tnb.ro.
 „Lucian Blaga” National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca
Address: Piața Ștefan cel Mare, Nr. 24, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj county, Phone: +4 (0) 264 592 826,
Fax: +4 (0) 264 590 978, E-mail: contact@teatrul-lucian-blaga.ro, Web-site:
www.teatrulnationalcluj.ro.
 “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre of Iaşi
Address: Str. Agatha Bârsescu, Nr. 18, Iași - 700074, Iași county
Phone: +4 (0) 232 267 763, E-mail office@teatrulnationaliasi.ro
Web-site: www.teatrulnationaliasi.ro.
 „Mihai Eminescu” National Theatre of Timișoara
Address: Str. Mărășești, Nr. 2, Timișoara, Timiș county, Phone: +4 (0) 256 499 908, +4 (0)
256 201 117, Fax: +4 (0) 256 201 288, E-mail: tnme@eminescu.md, Web-site:
www.tntimisoara.com.
 „Marin Sorescu” National Theatre of Craiova
Address: Str. A.I. Cuza, Nr. 11, Craiova – 200585, Dolj county, Phone: +4 (0) 251 415 363,
+4 (0) 251 413.677, E-mail: secretariat@tncms.ro, Web-site: www.tncms.ro.
 National Theatre of Târgu Mureș
Address: Piața Teatrului, Nr. 1, Tărgu-Mureș - 540034, Mureș county, Phone: 0040-
265.264.848, E-mail: tntgm.ro@gmail.com, Web-site: www.tntgm.ro.

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 National Opera of Bucharest
Address: Bd. Mihail Kogălniceanu, Nr. 70-72,
District 5, Bucharest,
Phone: +4021.314.69.80,
Fax: +4021.310.26.60, E-mail:
imagine@operanb.ro, Web-site:
www.operanb.ro.
 National Opera of Cluj-Napoca
Address: Piața Ştefan cel Mare, Nr. 24, Cluj-Napoca - 400081, Cluj county; Phone/Fax: +40
264 597175, Web-site: www.operacluj.ro.
 Hungarian Opera of Cluj-Napoca
Address: Str. Emil Isac, Nr. 26-28, Cluj-Napoca - 400023, Cluj county, Phone: 0264-593463,
0264-593464, Fax: 0264-593463, E-mail: contact@opera-maghiara-cluj.ro, Web-site:
www.opera-maghiara-cluj.ro.
 National Opera of Timișoara
Address: Str. Mărășești, Nr. 2, Timișoara, Timiș county, Phone: 0256/433020, Fax:
0256/201283, Web-site: www.ort.ro; www.opera-timisoara.ro.
 „Ion Dacian” National Operetta Theatre of Bucharest
Address: Bd. Nicolae Bălcescu, Nr. 2, District 1, Bucharest, Phone: +4 (0) 21 315.15.02;
314.11.87; Fax: 312.65.83, Web-site: www.opereta.ro.
 „George Enescu” Philharmonic of Bucharest
Address: Str. Franklin, Nr. 1-3, District 1, Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-315 2567, Fax: Fax:
+40-21-312 2983, Web-site: http://fge.org.ro.
 „Tinerimea Română” National Art Centre of Bucharest
Address: Str. Gutenberg Johann, Nr. 19, Bucharest – 050028, Phone: 021/315.81.65, Fax:
021/312.19.62, E-mail: contact@centrul-tinerimea-romana.ro, tinerimearomana@b.astral.ro,
Web-site: www.centrul-tinerimea-romana.ro.

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